Take data from neglected to protected with Varonis
13/01/20 – Author: Andrew Weston – Information Security Director @ Somerford Associates
Varonis see the world of cybersecurity differently to other traditional security vendors. Data assets are the most valuable and yet the most vulnerable and Varonis are on a journey to take data from neglected to protected. Along with employees, data is at the heart of almost every organisation, yet conventional cybersecurity solutions, by themselves, have failed to protect it.
On average, 20% of an organisation’s data is accessible to every employee. Seventy percent of attacks take months or years to discover. Varonis enables customers to know where their most valuable data is – on premises or in the cloud and ensure that only the right people have access to only the right data. With real-time awareness of how employees use data, Varonis users can flag and stop malicious behavior in its tracks.
We have so much Unstructured Data but have no idea how much of it is sensitive, whether it is adequately protected or who is accessing this data.
Varonis’ Data Classification Engine enables you to look inside files and identify where your most sensitive or regulated data is at risk.
Once the location of sensitive data has been identified you can use Varonis DatAdvantage to
lock down overexposed data, archive stale data and remediate any security vulnerabilities. Varonis can also be configured to alert you to any suspicious or abnormal activity taking place on your sensitive data.
Ransomware attacks are continually appearing in the news. How do I prevent my organisation from being next?
Varonis can certainly help you. Firstly, by identifying sensitive and critical files using the Data Classification Engine and then reducing your attack surface using DatAdvantage. Varonis monitors every file touched within the system so should the inevitable happen you can quickly identify which files have been encrypted and recover them from backups or snapshots.
Better still using Varonis DatAlert you can identify over 850 known Ransomware variants as well as 0-day attacks using sophisticated user behaviour analytics. Not only does DatAlert monitor and alert on suspicious activity and behaviour that resembles ransomware it can also trigger automatic responses such as shutting down a compromised account automatically before serious damage is done.
Data breaches are almost a daily occurrence and we are very aware of how these can affect our daily lives, but how can we prevent these breaches from happening?
Varonis helps you track, stop and eliminate these situations by reducing access to your most sensitive and critical data and identifying potentially rogue accounts.
Alerts can show you activities such as when sensitive data is modified or when access permissions have been changed.
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