NetApp & Varonis

Best-in-class storage deserves best-in-class security


Why Varonis & NetApp?

NetApp and Varonis have teamed up to provide world-class storage and security solutions to address the reality of today’s computing environment.

Varonis analyzes access events with FPolicy to detect and alert on suspicious activity like ransomware and other insider threats that are harder to spot and put organizations at even greater risk of security breaches.

What is Varonis?

Think of Varonis as User Behavior Analytics for NetApp — customers are using it to fight ransomware and other insider threats. By watching and analyzing access events with FPolicy – Varonis sees ransomware, stops it and then makes recovery simple. Varonis also finds sensitive and regulated files and data owners, locks down permissions, and automates access provisioning, migrations and dispositions.

Analyze data, account activity, and user behavior
See a granular audit trail of every single file or email touch (who did, what they did, and when)
Detect cyberattacks, defend against ransomware, and perform forensics
Varonis threat models utilize thresholds, statistical analysis, and machine learning to trigger alerts on what looks unusual and uncover potential security issues
Identify stale, sensitive, and vulnerable data
Scan and classify critical data and highlight sensitive and stale data that is vulnerable and overexpose
Migrate and Archive intelligently
Identify the right data to migrate and archive, perform migrations while keeping permissions intact, and provide storage and security intelligence for your NAS.
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FAQFrequently Asked Questions

General Information

  • Help - I've got questions!

    Get in touch and we'll follow up with answers to your questions.

  • Varonis Installation & Requirements

    Creation of new FPolicy is required (requires root credentials)

    The NetApp proxy requires only a Windows file server on which the Varonis Windows agent is installed.

  • NetApp Security Requirements


    • NTFS - User with permissions to view all file system directories and their permissions (administrator or backup operator and power user)
      The Power User role requires the following capabilities:
            api-qtree-*   |   api-options-get
    • Unix, NFS-based - UID that is defined with read permissions on exported volumes. UID=0 must be honored from the Probe machine.


    • FPolicy API - v7.1.x is not supported
    • Domain membership is recommended
  • Supported versions

    • 6.4.x; 6.5.x
    • 7.0.x - 7.0.6 and above; 7.2.x; 7.3.x
    • 8.0.x; 8.1RC;
    • 8.1.x - Supported for 7 mode only
    • 8.2.x - Supported for 7 mode
    • 8.2.1 P3 and up - Also supported for cluster mode
    • 8.2.2 P1 and up - Also supported for cluster mode
    • 8.2.3 and up - Also supported for cluster mode
    • 8.3.x
    • 8.3 RC, GA and up
    • 8.3 P1 and up - Also supported for cluster mode
    • 8.3.1 RC and up
    • 8.3.1 P1 and up
    • 9.1
    • 9.2
    • 9.3
    • 9.4
    • 9.5
    • 9.6
    • 9.7
    • 9.8
    • 9.9.1

    Note: SMBv3 is supported for NetApp clusters.

Interested in seeing Varonis in action?

Request a demo or contact sales at 877-292-8767