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How DatAdvantage Helps With Virus Recovery

During my conversations with our customers, it is always great to hear how they are leveraging Varonis to support their data governance initiatives. It is even better when we hear about scenarios that reach outside their original use-cases, like recovering from a virus. Today we are sharing a story from a customer who was recently…

5 Steps to Get Data Owners Started

During a recent conversation a customer asked if we had a Getting Started Guide for Data Owners. After using Varonis to identify and assign owners, one of the new data owners asked, “What am I supposed to do now? What do data owners do?”  In order to help him—and anyone else in this situation—I created…

4 Secrets for Archiving Stale Data Efficiently

The mandate to every IT department these days seems to be: “do more with less.”  The basic economic concept of scarcity is hitting home for many IT teams, not only in terms of headcount, but storage capacity as well.  Teams are being asked to fit a constantly growing stockpile of data into an often-fixed storage…

5 Step Guide to Reducing the #1 Data Security Risk

Last week I had the opportunity to attend an event on 3rd party data security and risk. Throughout the event, I talked with folks from many different industries and in many different roles.  I spoke with auditors, general IT managers, storage administrators, CIOs, and of course, security professionals. What is the Top Priority for Reducing…

Case Study: City of Buffalo

Located in western New York, Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York (after New York City) with a population of 261,310, according to the 2010 census. Its municipal government provides network resources for the 8,000+ employees, encompassing various departments, from its emergency services including the Police and Fire Departments,…

Case Study: NBC Holdings

NBC Holdings (Pty) Ltd (NBC) is the first black-owned and managed employee benefits company in South Africa. Today NBC is a leading force in the South African employee benefits arena, providing a comprehensive range of employee benefits products and services to 120 registered pension and provident funds, representing the retirement fund savings of more than…

New Case Study: Western Precooling

Western Precooling was founded in 1942. For nearly 70 years it has been the partner of choice for growers and shippers to get fresh, healthy produce from the field to their customers. Western Precooling wanted to eliminate possible security concerns due to folders open to global access groups like “Everyone” and “Domain Users.”  These folders…

Fixing Access Control without Inciting a Riot

In a previous post, Fixing the Open Shares Problem, we talked about some of the challenges we face when trying to remediate access to open shares. One of the main problems is minimizing the impact these clean-up activities can have on the day to day activities of business users. Think about it: if a global…

Exchange Journaling and Diagnostics: How to

Journaling and Diagnostics Logging are services to monitor and audit activity on Microsoft Exchange servers. They provide basic auditing functionality for email activity (e.g. who sent which message to whom) and, if collected and analyzed, may help organizations answer basic questions about email, as well as comply with  policies and regulations. (Note: Varonis DatAdvantage for…