Whitepaper - The IT Chargebacks Guide

Varonis Guide to IT Chargebacks

If our posts on IT chargebacks had you asking more questions, then our new whitepaper should have the answers. The Varonis IT Chargeback Guide: How to Quantify IT’s Contribution to the Bottom Line discusses the most common chargeback methodologies to divide up IT costs among the various profit-making business units and the inherent problems with…

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A Closer Look at Pass the Hash, Part I

We’ve done a lot of blogging at the Metadata Era warning you about basic attacks against passwords. These can be mitigated by enforcing strong passwords, eliminating vendor defaults, and enabling reasonable lockout settings in Active Directory. But don’t rest yet! Hackers have another password trick that’s much more difficult to defend against. Advanced password, or…

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Which Cloud File Sharing Service Should You Use?

Many companies with massive amounts of file share data are scrambling to find cloud file storage that meets their highly specialized needs, all while balancing security, convenience, and cost. But what if we flip the problem on its head? Instead of abandoning battle-tested file shares, what if we enhance their capabilities?

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Preventing Data Leaks with Enterprise Search

A major concern in deploying enterprise search is that people will now be able to find documents that they shouldn’t have had access to in the first place. DatAnswers leverages Varonis’ security intelligence which identifies when a user has access to files that they don’t need in order to do their job, and can exclude…

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What You May Have Missed

What You May Have Missed

1. The World Cup kicked off yesterday.  Behind the scenes, Rio’s Operations Centre is responsible for working with 30 government agencies to ensure that the event will run smoothly. It’s no surprise that real-time big data has been supporting their efforts: data fed from sensors, video feeds, and social media are displayed on a smart…

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Big Data Raises Privacy Concerns for Regulators

At the Metadata Era, we’re somewhat obsessed with the FTC, but for good reason: this agency helps shape policy on data security and privacy.  And after the giant breaches last year, Congress is beginning to listen. Last week, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill diplomatically spoke on the challenges of protecting privacy in a Big Data world….

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DatAnywhere is now free for up to 5 users

Last week, we announced that DatAnywhere is now completely free for up to 5 users. DatAnywhere turns an organization’s file shares into a secure private cloud, providing employees, business partners and clients with secure mobile access and file synchronization to files stored on the organization’s internal file shares and NAS devices. Last week, Rob wrote…

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Fast and Efficient Enterprise Search

Because DatAnswers knows which files have been created or modified since its last crawl, its incremental indexing is much faster than traditional search engines that have to check the last modified date on every file during each incremental crawl. Why is DatAnswers fast and efficient?    

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What You May Have Missed

1. Social networking companies have been rolling out new search capabilities that exploit all the metadata they collect.  First it was Facebook with its Graph Search. Now Linkedin has introduced its own social graph search software called Galene–the Greek goddess of calm seas. Users will be able to query Linkedin’s database of 300 million subscribers…

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The Expanding Data Universe

It’s June and half of the year is almost over. So it’s a good time for a data growth reality check.  Nearly every week, we continue to see validation in our news feed about how data is on an  exponential growth curve. Here’s more evidence: while “only” 4.4 Zettabytes of data was generated in 2013,…

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