Archive for: June, 2011

Data Governance and Metadata by David Gibson

A potential customer asked me last week to help them illustrate why having multiple metadata streams in a common framework is important. She needed to present the differences between single purpose tool sets (e.g. permissions reporting tools and audit tools) and a solution that makes use of a true metadata framework , but in terms of real world use cases– what can’t I get done without a framework?

For example, it’s pretty intuitive that you can’t identify permissions problems (like folders exposed to the everyone group) without enumerating access control lists, but it’s not so intuitive that you can’t easily fix them without a framework that can use the audit trail to determine who actually needs permissions to each folder.  Here is a chart that lists specific data governance use cases, and the metadata streams that are required for each one:

Metadata Streams and Data Governance Activities
Data Governance and Metadata

For more information, read the white paper: The Metadata Imperative.

David Gibson, Director of Strategic Accounts and Technical Marketing

Who’s Accessing Your Exchange Mailboxes and Public Folders? Varonis Tells You.

We’re excited to announce our latest release of DatAdvantage for Exchange. Our engineering team has delivered advanced features that provide many times the visibility and control for Exchange than native journaling and diagnostic features.

Varonis DatAdvantage for Exchange“With traditional approaches, it was very difficult to understand access to mailboxes and public folders across all the Exchange servers, effectively audit email access and communication, and find owners for public folders and mailboxes,” said Bernard Besohe, local mail and system administrator for the Publications Office of the European Union. “With Varonis DatAdvantage for Exchange, we have significantly reduced our Exchange access and data management workload for tasks that we do many times every day. We now have a single console with a complete map to our ever-growing Exchange environment that has enabled our staff to identify and proactively manage and protect Exchange data.” Read the Full Announcement