Finding Unused Data and Groups

Eliminate stale data and free up space, reduce risk and increase productivity.

Free Guide: 11 Things IT Should Be Doing (But Isn’t)

For most organizations, 50% of data becomes ‘stale’ after 90 days. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to determine where that data resides, so it remains in expensive file systems and SharePoint storage, possibly exposed to risk due to excessive permissions and adding little to the organization’s productivity. Like data, the security groups and access control lists grow stale—groups may be empty or unused on the file systems, or may be deleted from directory services and not removed from the access control lists, resulting in the “unresolved SID/orphan SID” issue.

In order to properly update directory services and permissions, it takes more than a search of active directory—it requires answers to difficult questions:

  • What data is not being used, or stale?
  • Which groups are and are not present on ACLs?
  • Which security groups are empty?
  • Where do ACLs contain a user SID or an unresolved/orphan SID?
  • Which are my inactive users?
  • Which groups contain disabled users?
  • Where are looped nested groups, or groups that directly or indirectly contain themselves?

Learn more > Read the Use Case: Identifying Stale Data and Groups

Why Varonis?

Varonis ensures that only the right people have access to the right data at all times, all access is monitored, and abuse is flagged.

Sustainably reduce risk

Identify where your most sensitive data resides, see who has access to it, who is accessing it, and safely lock it down.

Eliminate operational overhead

Run permissions reports, find lost files, assign data owners, and conduct security investigations more efficiently than ever.

Increase productivity

IT staff spend less time on manual data management and protection tasks and can focus on critical projects.

Adhere to change control policies

Automatically detect and correct changes that don't meet your organization's change management policies.

Achieve regulatory compliance

DatAdvantage covers many of the requirements prescribed by SOX, HIPAA, PCI, GLB, FERC/NERC, and more.

Prevent data breaches

Receive alerts on anomalous behavior, privilege escalations, and unauthorized access to critical files and folders.

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