VARONIS STORAGE SOLUTIONS

VARONIS STORAGE
SOLUTIONS
Storage teams are responsible for much more than buying and
deploying fancy new hardware. In many organizations, they’re
also responsible for managing data. In fact, many storage pros’
job performance factors in how efficiently and effectively they
manage data.
However, storage systems themselves don’t typically provide much help with
data management. Storage admins that rely solely on native management tools
face a massive uphill battle. Here are some questions that our more than 2750
customers had difficulty answering before deploying Varonis:
• Which data is stale and no longer needed?
• What data is being used by whom?
• Who is responsible for all this data that’s being created all of a sudden?
• How can I migrate all this data without breaking anything, across domains or
platforms while we’re at it?
• Who deleted all those files?
After deploying Varonis, our customers can answer these questions (and more),
optimize their infrastructure and help their end users get more out of, and save
money at the same time.
COMMON USE CASES FOR VARONIS SOLUTIONS:
1.Intelligently automate migration, archival, deletion
2.Optimize storage utilization
3.Align data with business units, data owners, cost-centers
4.Automate analysis, access provisioning, and data classification
5.Enable search and mobile access on existing storage systems
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MAPPING VARONIS SOLUTIONS
TO STORAGE CHALLENGES
STORAGE CHALLENGE:
Can’t align data with business units, cost centers, or data owners
VARONIS SOLUTION:
DatAdvantage’s automated data usage reports, based on actual human activity, can point storage
admins directly to the business units and cost centers responsible for data, making usage-based
chargebacks a reality. Once identified, owners are automatically tracked and receive reports about
their data without IT needing to lift a finger.
STORAGE CHALLENGE:
Can’t analyze usage or determine what happened after security or operational incident
VARONIS SOLUTION:
DatAdvantage provides an interactive interface for charting usage by date, by user, by
department, and more. Admins can drill down to see a granular audit trail of every single file or
email touch (who did, what they did, and when)—extremely helpful for finding misplaced files or
doing forensics.
STORAGE CHALLENGE:
Can’t identify insiders or recover from malware like crypto-locker.
VARONIS SOLUTION:
DatAdvantage does behavioral analytics, so it can detect and alert when anomalous activity—like a
malware infiltration or a trusted insider gone bad—occurs. If malware such as Cryptolocker does hit
your servers, DatAdvantage can help pinpoint exactly which files and folders were impacted, making
recovery much easier.
STORAGE CHALLENGE:
Can’t identify data that should be moved, archived, or deleted
DatAdvantage provides insights into data usage that native storage platforms simply don’t have.
Generate reports based on a wide array of criteria: size, activity, content sensitivity, data ownership,
and more.
Data Transport Engine takes things a step further and actually moves, archives, or deletes data
based on the selection criteria you provide. Perform an operation once or on a recurring basis.
Migrations go cross-domain and even cross-platform.
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STORAGE CHALLENGE:
Can’t migrate data efficiently
VARONIS SOLUTION:
Data Transport Engine (DTE) can migrate data cross-domain or cross-platform (e.g., Windows to
SharePoint) while keeping permissions intact and even making them better. DTE can migrate files
incrementally while users continue to access them.
STORAGE CHALLENGE:
Can’t determine which data is valuable, stale, sensitive
VARONIS SOLUTION:
In addition to analyzing activity and permissions, the IDU Classification Framework can peer
inside files and SharePoint sites to flag sensitive information. As a result, storage teams can make
migration and deletion decisions based on insights about data value and staleness they wouldn’t
ordinarily have.
STORAGE CHALLENGE:
Provisioning access to data takes too long, is manual & error prone
VARONIS SOLUTION:
DataPrivilege offloads the task of managing access to data to business users, giving them a selfservice web portal where they can grant and revoke permissions without the help of IT. Business
users often have the right context to make informed decisions about who should and shouldn’t
have access to data, thereby reducing risk.
STORAGE CHALLENGE:
Users lose time searching for data stored on file shares/NAS devices
VARONIS SOLUTION:
DatAnswers provides affordable, efficient enterprise search for file servers and SharePoint. End
users become more productive and fewer “lost files” IT
tickets are created.
STORAGE CHALLENGE:
Users are moving copies of files off enterprise storage and into public cloud lockers because they
can’t access their file shares with mobile devices or file sync, and can’t share data easily with 3rd parties
VARONIS SOLUTION:
DatAnywhere lets you build your own private cloud using your existing storage systems. Simply
point DatAnywhere to your files shares’ UNC paths and users can begin syncing and sharing
corporate file share data with all of their approved devices as if it were in the cloud.
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ADDING VALUE TO
YOUR NAS – NEW OR OLD
A new NAS typically means a migration project is waiting in the wings. Migration
projects can be long and arduous, especially when trying to figure out which data
should and shouldn’t be migrated.
Varonis can save a tremendous amount of time identifying the right data to
migrate, performing the migration, and then, on an ongoing basis, provide
storage and security intelligence for your NAS.
Maybe you don’t have a new NAS in your future – how can you squeeze more
life out of the resources you have? Varonis can help identify who is responsible
for data, what data is stale, and help end users get more out of their data with
automated access provisioning, secure search, file synchronization, mobile
access, and more.
Varonis has partnerships with EMC Isilion/VNX, NetApp, HP IBRIX,
Hitachi, and IBM.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Storage administration tasks can take hours, if not days or weeks. Given the
volume of data generated in the enterprise, manual methods are time-consuming
and often ineffective. By introducing automation driven by big data analytics,
Varonis measurably reduces overhead and improves the effectiveness of your
IT department. Varonis helps organizations identify and automatically migrate,
archive, or delete stale data, in many cases saving thousands of dollars in storage
costs per year.
What’s more important these days than users being able to find and access their
data whenever and however they need to? How much productivity is lost when
data is in the wrong place, can’t be found, or users can’t get access to it quickly or
from the right devices?
On the flip side, when data is too available and unmonitored, the risk of data theft,
loss, or misuse sky-rockets. Varonis makes sure end users are productive while
your data stays protected, and reduces storage and operational cost at the same time.
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