Category Archives: Customer Success

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…

Getting the Most Out of Data Transport Engine

Getting the Most Out of Data Transport Engine

If you don’t need it, get rid of it. If it’s sensitive, make sure sure it’s in the right place, and only accessible to those who need it. Old files are expensive and risky, which is why we have retention and disposition policies for what should happen to data that we don’t need anymore. The Data Transport Engine (DTE) is a component of the Varonis Data Security Platform that lets you automate these kinds of…

City of San Diego Uses the Varonis Data Security Platform to Defend Against...

City of San Diego Uses the Varonis Data Security Platform to Defend Against Half A Million Attacks Per Day

The City of San Diego provides city services to more than 1.3 million people who live and work in Southern California. To provide these services, the City operates 24 networks, about 40,000 endpoints spread across the county and 14,000 desktops in everything from police cars, trash trucks and city buildings. In order to continue to defend against the half a million cyberattacks a day, including 10-15 ransomware assaults, the City realized they needed a solution…

Genesis Financial Solutions Takes Proactive Approach to Protect their Data

Genesis Financial Solutions Takes Proactive Approach to Protect their Data

Genesis Financial Solutions is a financial institution, lender and America’s largest source of second-look financing. They really understand how important it is to keep their data secure from insider threats and cyberattacks. They were seeking a solution that would give them insight into their sensitive data and improve the effectiveness of their regulatory compliance. With ransomware on the rise, Genesis also wanted a way to quickly alert the IT staff to any unusual file access…

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Improves Their Data Security Posture with Va...

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Improves Their Data Security Posture with Varonis

With more than a terabyte of network file shares to clean up, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital enlisted Varonis to help them protect against data breaches, increase security, and to prevent ransomware. Not only did the hospital’s overall security posture improve with the implementation of the Data Classification Framework, DatAdvantage for Exchange and Windows, and DatAlert, it also freed up the IT department’s time spent on recovering data. Lee Powe, CIO, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital said,…

American Health Insurance Plans Stay Secure With Varonis

American Health Insurance Plans Stay Secure With Varonis

For any organization in the health insurance industry, security is a top priority. American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) understood the need to enforce security within its organizations in order to stay safe from insider threats. That’s when extensive search led to the implementation of Varonis Data Transport Engine, DatAdvantage, and DatAlert. AHIP was formed in 2003 through the merger of two trade associations; Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA) and American Association of Health Plans…

Protecting Bridget Jones’s Baby

Protecting Bridget Jones’s Baby

In the wake of the Sony Pictures breach, studios are getting much smarter when it comes to data protection. A shining example is Miramax, a global film and television studio best known for its award-winning and original content such as 2016’s Bridget Jones’s Baby with Universal Pictures and Studio Canal. Read the full case study ⟶ Miramax was looking for a solution that could monitor for insider threat and user behavior activity, and help classify its unstructured data…

Varonis Connect Customer Conferences: Ready, Set, Go!

Varonis Connect Customer Conferences: Ready, Set, Go!

It’s that time of year again! We’ve kicked off our annual series of Varonis Connect events and due to high customer demand, we’ve doubled the number of events from 2015 to 2016 – we’re expecting twice as many customer attendees. Varonis Connect events are free educational and networking conferences that we expect to draw more than one thousand IT leaders from across North America and Europe over the next few months to learn about our…

Varonis Keeps Union Bank’s Data Safe from Insider Threats and External At...

Varonis Keeps Union Bank’s Data Safe from Insider Threats and External Attacks

Today we’re excited to share another interesting customer success story out of the UK. Union Bank UK PLC needed better visibility into the different types of sensitive data its employees were storing and accessing across its file systems. Regulatory requirements necessitated that the bank’s IT department regularly audit and report on who was accessing sensitive data, when and where, but they had no way of doing so efficiently. Also, with malware and ransomware on the…

Varonis Gives Havas Media a DatAdvantage Over Its Competition

Varonis Gives Havas Media a DatAdvantage Over Its Competition

When multiple media companies were merged under the Havas Media Group brand, John Clark, group network manager, quickly realized that distinguishing the permissions for the various companies’ data wasn’t going to be an easy task. To help manage the transition effectively and securely, he needed a solution that could provide: Visibility into user and group permissions Easy control over data access and permissions Ensure data security After implementing Varonis DatAdvantage for Windows – in less…