Forrester’s Wake-Up Call to Companies

Hey, we’ve received another shout out from the research community. Forrester, one of the most influential IT research and advisory firms in the world, has mentioned us in “Wake-Up Call: Poorly Managed Employee Access Rights Are a Breach Waiting to Happen (Merritt Maxim, April 28, 2015).” In the report, Forrester has noted a significant trend…

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Beck’s Hybrids Reaps Greater Control of Company Data With Varonis DatAnywhere

Beck’s Hybrids, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States, found itself faced with a dilemma as employee use of public cloud sharing solutions to collaborate and share documents began growing like a field of weeds. The company’s Systems Engineer Jeremy Hunt understood the business benefits of digital collaboration but was not comfortable…

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Loyola University Maryland Masters Data Security with Varonis

Loyola University Maryland, a leading private, Jesuit university, feared the possibility of falling victim to a fate that other major universities around them had experienced: a major data breach. In the months following the early 2014 attack on a major university nearby, Loyola’s CIO, Louise Finn, proactively explored various solutions that could mitigate risk in…

US Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Companies Are Vulnerable

A recent survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute suggests that more than half of U.S. healthcare and pharmaceutical employees believe that their organizations do not place a high priority on the protection of sensitive data. Commissioned by Varonis, the Ponemon survey looked at internal security risks as seen by IT employees. When examining the results…

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Ponemon Study Shows Enterprise Data at Risk

What do over 2000 IT staff and end users have to say about internal security risks in their workplaces? A lot. For starters, over 75% say their organizations can’t track lost files or data, and 80% told us that a least-privilege model is not enforced! Find out the rest below in a Ponemon Study sponsored…

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How to Detect and Clean CryptoLocker Infections

CryptoLocker is by now a well known piece of malware that can be especially damaging for any data-driven organization. Once the code has been executed, it encrypts files on desktops and network shares and “holds them for ransom”, prompting any user that tries to open the file to pay a fee to decrypt them. For…

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Varonis DatAnywhere Lets the University of Liverpool Securely Share Sensitive Information

University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading higher education institutions, and a member of The Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It comprises three faculties organized into 35 departments and schools, and offers more than 230 first degree courses across 103 subjects. Currently the university has over 32,000 students and 4,700 staff. Across its…

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PCI DSS Explained: Our New White Paper Decodes the Complexity

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is not just another list of requirements for protecting data. In 2013, the number of credit and debit card transactions worldwide reached over 100 billion—that’s lots of swipes and 16-digit numbers entered! With its almost 300 controls, PCI DSS provides the rules of the road for…

We’ve Been Recognized by Gartner

We have good news to share. Gartner, a leading independent provider of IT advisory and market intelligence, has mentioned us in their first ever “Gartner, Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection (Lowans and Perkins, Nov. 2014)”. Gartner has given us a check mark in all five Data-Centric Audit and Protection (DCAP) categories: Data Discovery,…

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99.99% Report Brakes Slowing Down Their Car

(.01% were moving too quickly to comment.) “The whole point of a car is so I can get where I’m going quickly. I just can’t understand why they put the brake pedal right next to the accelerator. And the brakes are merciless now. Whenever I step on them I stop almost immediately. What were they…