Why we're here

We see the world of cybersecurity differently.

We’re fighting a different battle than conventional cybersecurity companies, relentlessly focused on securing data. Data assets are the most valuable – and vulnerable – components of the global economy. Along with employees, data is at the heart of almost every organization, yet conventional cybersecurity solutions, by themselves, have failed to protect it.

On average, 20% of an organization's data is accessible to every employee. Seventy percent of attacks take months or years to discover. But not for our customers.

Our customers always know where their most valuable data is – on premises or in the cloud. Only the right people have access to only the right data. With real-time awareness of how employees use data, our clients flag and stop malicious behavior in its tracks.

What we do

We take data from neglected to protected.

We arm our customers with an industry-leading platform that is built to protect the world’s most valuable and most vulnerable data. Varonis starts at the heart – with data – so our customers are prepared to defend their data against attacks from inside and out. Our platform eliminates repetitive, manual clean-up projects and automates manual data protection routines, so we bring security and cost-savings together – maybe for the first time in cybersecurity history.

Data continues to grow. More breaches are expected. The world is hybrid, and the cloud complicates data protection. Executive boards have gotten the message and drive action. New regulations provide more pressure. There’s never been a better time for technology that protects data first, not last.

6k+

Customers

1k+

Employees

150

Countries & territories

2005

Started operations

Where we've been

In 2003 a large oil and gas company nearly had a disaster. They spent millions of dollars capturing hi-resolution images of the ocean floor and stored them on their file servers. One day these images were gone.

Were they accidentally deleted? Deliberately stolen? Two security and systems experts discovered that there was no record of what had happened, and no easy way to figure it out.

From this potential disaster these security experts saw opportunity. File systems were growing exponentially in complexity and size. Data was becoming more valuable than ever, and it needed to be better protected.

And so in 2005, those security and systems experts - Yaki Faitelson and Ohad Korkus - founded Varonis to give organizations more visibility into their data, and to protect their critical information.

Fast-forward to today. Security breaches dominate the headlines, and every CEO or board of directors wants to avoid being next. Despite common perceptions, these breaches usually start with an employee – or insider, or because of an insider’s compromised account. The target? Unstructured data: critical files, documents and emails.

Despite the risks, most organizations just don’t know very much about their unstructured data – where it’s stored, who can access it, and who’s using it. If you’re not watching how employees use data, the deletion or theft of critical files and corporate information will go unnoticed.

In order to combat the insider threat, organizations need to shift their focus from the perimeter to their data. The perimeter has become irrelevant. Organizations need to secure their data from the inside out.

Leadership Team

Yaki Faitelson

Chief Executive Officer, President, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

Yaki Faitelson

Chief Executive Officer, President, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

Yaki is responsible for leading the management, strategic direction and execution of the Varonis vision. With extensive cross-functional experience in storage, networking, operating systems and application software, Yaki saw the necessity and opportunity for next-generation data management and protection automation. Together, he and Ohad Korkus conceived and architected the MetaData Framework technology that now serves as the foundation for the Varonis Data Security Platform and are creators of numerous patents for permissions visualization, simulation, and data analysis. Under his leadership, Varonis has experienced hyper growth, cultivated a worldwide installation base, and forged a leading position in the data governance market. Prior to Varonis, Yaki held leadership positions in the global professional services and systems integration divisions of NetVision and Network Appliance.

Guy Melamed

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Guy Melamed

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Guy serves as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Varonis. He is responsible for global operations, executing business strategies and financial management, including legal, treasury, investor relations and purchasing. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Guy served in various finance roles within the company since 2011, most recently as Vice President of Finance, during which time he was responsible for financial planning, reporting and operations and was instrumental in building and managing the global finance organization. Prior to joining Varonis, Guy held positions at Ernst & Young as an Audit Manager and KPMG, working with both foreign and domestic public and private companies. Guy holds both a B.A and M.S.A. from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. and Israel.

David Bass

Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer

David Bass

Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer

David is responsible for all of Varonis’ product development and quality assurance. Under his leadership, the company has assembled a world-class engineering organization with deep experience spanning digital collaboration, storage, networking and security. Prior to Varonis, he held managerial development positions in NetVision Internet Applications, and as an independent contractor.

Tami Bronner
Tami Bronner

Vice President of Product Management

Tami Bronner
Tami Bronner

Vice President of Product Management

Tami is the VP of Product Management at Varonis, leading the strategic planning and development of Varonis products and services. Tami has over 15 years of experience in software development and product and project management.

Prior to Varonis, Tami led product management, analysis, and user experience for large and medium enterprises, founded and led a mobile platform startup utilizing business logic and data, and managed big data and cyber projects for the Israel Defense Forces. Tami holds a M.Sc. in Technology Management and a B.A. in Management and Finance from Tel Aviv University.

Gilad Raz

CIO and Vice President of Technical Services

Gilad Raz

CIO and Vice President of Technical Services

As Vice President of Technical Support, Professional Services and IT, Gilad is responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction through successful deployment and continued operation of Varonis products. Prior to Varonis, he held roles at Network Appliance and NetVision where he assisted customers with highly technical pre and post-sales deployments of networking and storage infrastructure.

Dana Shahar
Dana Shahar

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dana Shahar
Dana Shahar

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dana is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources at Varonis from recruiting to employee relations, leadership and organizational development. Prior to Varonis, Dana lead “Intoto Solutions”- an HR consulting company providing HR services and consulting to small businesses. Prior to that, she served as VP of Human Resources at Radcom where she led HR activities for nine years. Dana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Behavioral Science and a Masters in Social Psychology from Bar-Ilan University.

David Gibson

Chief Marketing Officer

David Gibson

Chief Marketing Officer

David has more than 20 years of technology and marketing experience. He is responsible for building brand awareness, aligning product innovations with market demand, and driving sales through marketing, communications and educational initiatives. David joined Varonis in 2006. Prior to Varonis, David was a systems engineer for Tripwire, and worked as a network management and security engineer at International Integrated Solutions. David is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and speaks on topics related to cybersecurity and technology best practices. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and numerous security news sources.

Yzhar Kaysar

Chief Architect

Yzhar Kaysar

Chief Architect

Yzhar is the Chief Architect of Research & Development at Varonis, leading the development of the architecture roadmap at Varonis. Formerly the Director of Core Engineering, Yzhar has been with Varonis for over 10 years, developing new methods to classify and analyze enterprise data, and also has over 20 years’ experience in developing high volume backend distributed software, specializing in both startup and enterprise environments. Yzhar holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Jim O’Boyle

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Jim O’Boyle

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Jim is responsible for developing and growing the Varonis business through high performance sales teams and strategic channel partnerships in worldwide markets. Prior to joining Varonis, he held leadership roles at Neoteris/Netscreen (acquired by Juniper), BlueCoat Systems, and Wellfleet/Bay Networks (acquired by Nortel). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Scranton.

Seth J. Gerson

Vice President and General Counsel

Seth J. Gerson

Vice President and General Counsel

Seth is responsible for legal and compliance matters at Varonis. Prior to joining Varonis, he was a Senior Corporate Counsel in the legal department at Amdocs for seven years. Prior to that, Seth was a partner in the Corporate Department of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a leading international law firm. Seth holds a Juris Doctor degree from Washington University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

Life at Varonis

We’re constantly on the hunt for talented individuals who are passionate about software security and are excited to take on the challenge to help customers prevent data breaches and protect against cyberattacks.

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