Even in the most rigorous enterprises, unstructured data (any data generated by a human), creates a pervasive and growing compliance problem. Unstructured and semi-structured data accounts for about 80% of all the data found in an average corporate intranet, making it a challenge simply to illuminate what data lives where – much less ensure all of it is secured according to a strict compliance regime.
Compliance expenses are growing across a wide range of industries. One of the reasons why is the explosive proliferation of unstructured data. Unstructured data doubles in size every 12 to 18 months. In the midst of this jungle of information, users are often provided with more access than they need and temporary access to sensitive data is rarely revoked.
There’s no stopping the proliferation of data – to control compliance costs, enterprises need to turn their attention to finding a platform that provides true data visibility and automation for the most important security and compliance tasks.
NCA provides exactly that through our new Varonis-as-a-service (VaaS) offering for small, mid-sized, and large enterprises.
Varonis is the most sophisticated and powerful platform for comprehensive enterprise data governance available anywhere. Its DatAdvantage suite is the first and only solution that can effectively aggregate users, permissions, data, and access event information from both file servers and directories. Potent analytics allow you to visualize and monitor access, giving you the tools you need to revise and tailor access according to the real needs of your business.
Let’s consider some of DatAdvantage’s key features:
Permission Visibility That’s Easier Than Ever
Varonis DatAdvantage collects user and group information from directory services – including Active Directory, LDAP, NIS, and others. That provides the complete picture of both logical and physical permissions, providing unparalleled organization. Flag, tag, or annotate folders and individual files to track, analyze, or report on activities at any level.
Complete Auditing for the Toughest Compliance
Compliance-focused industries like healthcare and finance demand a clear and comprehensive audit trail. DatAdvantage monitors every action affecting any file throughout the system, then normalizes, processes, and stores them indefinitely. You can sort, search, or access detailed info across the history of every file. Reporting is easy and requires no special Windows extensions.
Analysis, Visualization, Recommendations, Modeling
Varonis DatAdvantage synthesizes permission data, the complete audit trail, and access events to provide actionable intelligence on security strategy. Technical teams will learn where individual file permissions and group memberships can be revised or revoked without impacting operations. You can even model and simulate the impact of changes before they go live.
Unrivaled Clarity in Data Ownership
Who owns your crucial data? Varonis makes it easy to untangle this key question. Through its automated analysis capabilities, it determines business owners of data based on actual usage patterns. Once identified, data owners can be brought “into the loop” in DatAdvantage reporting, getting alerts regarding data access, permissions changes, and other key events.
Extensible, Versatile, and Effective
Varonis is unique among comparable solutions – its architecture is completely compatible with the IDU Classification Framework. Whether you use Exchange, SharePoint, or UNIX, you’ll find Varonis an effective and versatile answer to all your needs. Plus, its real-time alerts make it easier to notice and prevent malicious misuse of data by inside actors.
As enterprises grow, compliance challenges mount. With NCA's Varonis-as-a-Service solution, you'll be able to make informed decisions that will improve your security and compliance posture immediately. No matter how large your organization or complex its geography, you'll have industry-leading visibility and granular control. It scales with you.
The experts at NCA make it easy to integrate Varonis into your IT operations and capture benefits from day one. To learn more, call or email us today.
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