Case Study: City of Buffalo

Located in western New York, Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York (after New York City) with a population of 261,310, according to the 2010 census. Its municipal government provides network resources for the 8,000+ employees, encompassing various departments, from its emergency services including the Police and Fire Departments, to its Municipal Housing Authority.

In the words of City of Buffalo’s systems administrator for network security and communication, the challenge it faced was not dissimilar to any other organization, “We have too many windmills and not enough Don Quixote’s. As far as our network security went, we were hard on the outside and soft on the inside, and this needed to change.”

The IT team refers to City of Buffalo’s Active Directory as a ‘bit of a basement and that, since using DatAdvantage, they’ve managed to turn it around into a very effective, efficient and intuitive warehouse. He adds, “The thing with Varonis is it gives you that stand off capability but then allow you to almost instantly come in and work to a fine gradient of detail that, without the product, would take hours and hours.”

Find out how Varonis® DatAdvantage® is helping the City of Buffalo clean-up their permissions and audit access activity efficiently

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