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Explaining Cards Against IT

In an effort to disrupt the smooth running systems of our customers, we recently launched our Cards Against IT project. Specifically designed to sap the productivity of IT staff and pit them against one another – the game has been a smashing success. However, efforts beyond the walls of IT have not fared so well….

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Varonis Metadata Framework Voted 2015 Software Product of the Year

Today Varonis is thrilled to report that our Metadata Framework was voted “Software Product of the Year” for 2015 by the UK’s Network Computing magazine, which is the UK’s longest established magazine dedicated to network management. In its ninth year, the winners of its award program are determined by online voting open to the public – such…

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Three Mistakes Not to Make When Choosing an Enterprise File Sync and Share Product

In recent years the user experience of file sharing products has improved tremendously. It’s rare these days to see people and companies struggling with FTP and weird proprietary methods of trying to handle common tasks like sharing a file. But a simplified user experience comes at a price. It can cause people to underestimate the…

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How to Detect Dropbox on Your Network

The University of Liverpool recently found over 3,000 individual instances of Dropbox running on their network. These unmanaged file sharing points throughout their network were causing an ever growing list of increasingly serious complaints from their users: It was difficult to establish who owned which documents (an important issue when writing your dissertation). It was…

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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…

Remote Wipe: An essential feature of Enterprise File Sync and Share

Despite being lost to the annals of history, I am confident that shortly after the first executive used a Blackberry to check her email while on the go, an equally auspicious event occurred: an executive forgot her Blackberry on the table at the restaurant where they just ate lunch. This unfortunate, but inevitable event was…

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How Varonis Helps with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)

Detailed in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), Alberta Canada public institutions (or public bodies) are required to legislate access to information in an effort to safeguard an individual’s personal information. To learn how Varonis solutions can help control how a public body make use and disclose personal information, read our…

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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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Varonis DatAnswers is GA

Our newest product, DatAnswers, was made generally available on December 15th. Now that the New Year’s change freeze is behind us, why not try it free for 30 days? Wait, what is DatAnswers? A secure, highly efficient, affordable enterprise search engine for file shares and SharePoint. Why would Varonis make a search engine? Not only…

Interview With NYU-Poly’s Professor Justin Cappos: Security Lessons From Retail Breaches

I had the chance to talk with cyber security expert Justin Cappos last month about the recent breaches in the retail sector. Cappos is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He’s well known for his work on Stork, a software installation utility for cloud environments. In our discussion, Professor…