ELSEN logistics & more

How ELSEN easily eliminated excess employee access and got better insight into the security of its corporate data

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The Customer

Location: Wittlich, Germany

Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Products: DatAdvantage

The ELSEN Group is a logistics and personnel service provider based in Germany.

DatAdvantage saves us a lot of time and provides us with insight as to how we can optimize the permissions structure and where potentially at-risk or stale data may be hiding. This has significantly improved the quality of our file management activities and overall our data is better protected against data breaches.

ELSEN logistics & more IT Team

Business Requirements

Much Needed Access Control

The company needed a transparent solution with a single interface to help it manage file permissions and security groups. Its file shares had grown significantly over time, making it difficult to trace which employees were accessing data ­- and had permission to access what data – across its many departments. Permissions grew complex over time and were not transparent: Who holds which permissions? Are the permissions correct and have they been assigned to the respective departments in a logical way? Is it possible that permissions have been granted twice, and if yes, where?

Why Varonis?

Within a month of implementing Varonis DatAdvantage, ELSEN’s IT department was convinced of the solution’s capability and reliability to help them easily eliminate excess employee access and get better insight into the security of their data.

Results

Easily Eliminate Unnecessary Access

According to ELSEN’s IT department, “Similar to other companies of our size, file systems have grown over the course of the years. Permissions are easy to grant but difficult to trace. We had been planning to completely reorganize the existing folder structure on our file server for some time now, and we also wanted a solution to help us with permissions management. After meeting with two possible providers at CeBIT and seeing what they had to offer, it quickly became clear that only Varonis DatAdvantage could give us full visibility and control over our unstructured data, wherever it lives.”

With Varonis DatAdvantage, ELSEN Logistics now has a bi-directional view of permissions and user activity, a meaningful permissions management structure, and data audits all from one simple and easy-to-use interface.

Reduced Risk

DatAdvantage’s reporting system also equips ELSEN Logistics’ IT team with valuable analysis and forecast data, enabling the company to better assess the current situation and also prepare for potential security threats. Based on the information that has been identified, the solution also prepares suggestions as to which data should be stored in security groups.

“DatAdvantage saves us a lot of time and provides us with insight as to how we can optimize the permissions structure and where potentially at-risk or stale data may be hiding. This has significantly improved the quality of our file management activities and overall our data is better protected against data breaches,” ELSEN’s IT team explained.