Operational Journey

In our work with thousands of organizations, Varonis has developed a proven, efficient methodology for organizations to monitor, protect, and manage their data. Our data-centric approach reduces risk, increases efficiency and helps achieve compliance with data-centric regulations like PCI, HIPAA, and GDPR.

Detect

01 Prepare

  • Deploy Varonis
  • Prioritize and assess risks, identify sensitive data.
Benefits
  • Visibility into data risk profile
  • Increased activity tracking
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Detect

02 Operationalize

Create incident response plan based on alerts, including automation

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains

Train staff on the basics - managing permissions and finding lost files

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains
Benefits
  • Incident response plans and automation reduce risk of data theft and loss
  • Staff becomes more operationally efficient with day to day tasks
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Prevent

03 Fix

Fix broken ACLs

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains

Eliminate global access to sensitive data

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains

Eliminate remaining global access groups

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains

Eliminate unnecessary AD artifacts (unused security groups, non-expiring passwords, etc.)

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains

Quarantine/archive/delete stale data

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains
Benefits
  • Significant risk reducation
  • Defensible position with respect to compliance
  • More efficient usage of storage
  • Reduced complexity increases operational efficiency
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Prevent

04 Transform

Identify folders that need owners

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains

Identify data owners

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains

Simplify permissions structure

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains

Provide owners reports about their data

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains
Benefits
  • Dramatic increase in operational efficiencies
  • Better service for end users (faster access to data)
  • Reduced complexity and risk
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Sustain

05 Automate

Automate authorizaton workflow via Data Owners

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains

Automate periodic entitlement reviews

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains

Automate disposition, quarantining, policy enforcement

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains
Benefits
  • Reduced risk as policy deviations are corrected automatically and least privilege model is maintained
  • Increased operational efficiency
  • Evidence of process adherence for compliance
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Sustain

06 Improve

Regularly review risks, alerts and processes to ensure continuous improvement

Risk Reduction
Efficiency Gains
Benefits
  • Ongoing improvements in risk reduction and operational efficiency

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