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University Secures Sensitive Student Data with Varonis

University Secures Sensitive Student Data with Varonis

When hackers successfully breached a nearby university, the IT staff at Loyola University Maryland knew they had to act fast to secure their own environment. Academic institutions are prime targets for cyber criminals. A large university often has sensitive personal identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) on tens of thousands of students.

During a Varonis risk assessment, Loyola gained visibility into the information housed on their network. They discovered large amounts of PII and PHI that had to be managed and secured immediately. Previously, Loyola staff would have needed to take manual steps to organize and protect this information. Automated tools from Varonis expedite the process while helping Loyola stay compliant with standards such as GLBA, PCI and FERPA.

According to Louise Finn, CIO at Loyola University, “The exfiltration of data is light speed. So having a tool that’s running in the background — always scanning and looking based upon behaviors that it’s absorbing — is such a win for us.”

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Global Manufacturer Relies on DatAdvantage as it Moves to the Cloud

Global Manufacturer Relies on DatAdvantage as it Moves to the Cloud

Dayton Superior is a leading manufacturer for the non-residential concrete construction industry. With thousands of products used in more than one million buildings, bridges and other structures worldwide, Dayton Superior has an ongoing need to monitor and protect information on its network.

The Ohio-based company first began using DatAdvantage several years ago after a major acquisition in which company’s employees were merged into a single IT environment. DatAdvantage gave Dayton Superior deep visibility into the files on their network. For the first time, the company could locate missing files and lock down access to individual users, departments or project teams.

Now, nearly seven years after Dayton Superior first turned to Varonis for insight into its on-premises IT systems, the company will be using DatAdvantage for their new cloud-based environment with Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive for Business and SharePoint.

By moving to the cloud, Dayton Superior aims to decrease its need for internal storage while providing employees with flexible access to documentation from remote devices. Once the migration is complete, DatAdvantage will continue to help the company monitor activity, track user behavior, and control user access to files on the network.

 

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