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Usage-Based Storage Chargebacks with DatAdvantage

Usage-based chargebacks is just a better way to do cost sharing: it’s more fair, transparent, and consistent then other approaches.  If you want proof, read our IT Chargeback guide. What about actually doing chargebacks with data storage? Of course, the first step is getting a breakdown of data usage by cost centers or other group…

Using Varonis: “Fast Track” Recommendations

(This is one entry in a series of posts about the Varonis Operational Plan – a clear path to data governance.  You can find the whole series here.) Over time, a user’s access to systems and data in an organization tends to grow, regardless of their role or responsibilities. From an IT perspective, it’s much more…

Using Varonis: Implementing Automatic Rules

(This is one entry in a series of posts about the Varonis Operational Plan – a clear path to data governance.  You can find the whole series here.) What good are rules if nobody follows them, right? If we put a business policy in place which dictates that only a select few users should ever have…

Using Varonis: Involving Data Owners – Part II

(This is one entry in a series of posts about the Varonis Operational Plan – a clear path to data governance.  You can find the whole series here.) If your doctor said “Your blood pressure is 120/95” would that mean anything to you?  Even if you could interpret that data as symptomatic of stage 1 high…

Using Varonis: Involving Data Owners (Part I)

(This one entry in a series of posts about the Varonis Operational Plan – a clear path to data governance.  You can find the whole series here.) Almost every organization is now data driven. With all the talk about data growth and big data analytics over the past couple of years, people have started to ask:…

Using Varonis: Who Owns What?

(This one entry in a series of posts about the Varonis Operational Plan – a clear path to data governance.  You can find the whole series here.) All organizational data needs an owner. It’s that simple, right? I think most of us would be hard pressed to argue against that as a principle—the data itself is…

Using Varonis: Which Data Needs Owners?

(This one entry in a series of posts about the Varonis Operational Plan – a clear path to data governance.  You can find the whole series here.) In a single terabyte of data there are typically around 50,000 folders or containers, about 5% of which have unique permissions. If IT were to set a goal of…

Using Varonis: Why Data Owners?

(This one entry in a series of posts about the Varonis Operational Plan – a clear path to data governance.  You can find the whole series here.) One of my first jobs in IT was on the help desk for a medium-sized company. A big part of my job was provisioning access. If your company has…

Using Varonis: Fixing the Biggest Problems

(This one entry in a series of posts about the Varonis Operational Plan – a clear path to data governance.  You can find the whole series here.) Now that we have a pretty good idea where the highest-risk data is, the question naturally turns to reducing that risk. Fixing permissions problems on Windows, SharePoint or Exchange…

Using Varonis: The Path Beyond Data Classification

(This one entry in a series of posts about the Varonis Operational Plan – a clear path to data governance.  You can find the whole series here.) Data Classification is important because it helps us figure out where the most important data sits, but it should be a goal on its own. Just understanding what data…