SOURCE: Varonis Systems Inc.

Varonis Systems Inc.

May 29, 2013 06:00 ET

Varonis Keeps Cape Cod Healthcare Data Fit

HYANNIS, MA and NEW YORK, NY and LONDON--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - Varonis, the leading provider of comprehensive data governance software, today revealed how it has helped Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) eliminate stale data, free up storage and boost efficiency. By deploying Varonis' DatAdvantage, in combination with Varonis' IDU Classification Framework, the healthcare services provider can identify vulnerabilities from excessive permissions and take steps to remediate them, while removing redundant access. By monitoring file touches it can accurately identify and remove stale data, freeing up expensive storage capacity, resulting in faster and more efficient backups. Since the deployment, it easily can obtain and verify the evidence needed to answer IT audit requests around user access. Perhaps one of the most important benefits has been identifying rightful data owners, putting them in control of their data rather than IT having to 'guess' at correct access.

Rich Bianco, Director of User Services at Cape Cod Healthcare, explains, "On the face of it, Varonis seemed to do what we couldn't manually, so we arranged a 30-day evaluation. Varonis DatAdvantage was placed in our data center where it collected file touches. At the end of this period, Varonis came in to give us a demonstration, which turned out to be a real eye opener. In a short space of time, it already had started identifying shared permissions, how they were set and the types of data on our network. The intelligence included data owner identifications -- who is accessing what. In honesty it sold itself, as the auditing capability drew us in."

Varonis DatAdvantage provides CCHC a complete, bi-directional view into the permissions structure of its unstructured and semi-structured file systems. It aggregates Active Directory user and group details, ACL information and all data access events -- without requiring native OS auditing -- to build a complete picture of who can and who is accessing data, and who should have their access revoked. This allows CCHC to identify rightful data owners, so the right people can ensure appropriate access and usage.

By combining DatAdvantage with the Varonis IDU Classification Framework, CCHC also has visibility into the content of data across its file systems and SharePoint sites, and then can integrate this intelligence into the Varonis Metadata Framework. Classification information then is presented in the DatAdvantage interface, enabling actionable intelligence for data governance, including a prioritized list of those folders with the most exposed permissions and containing the most sensitive data, which users have access to that data, who is using it, who owns it and how to effectively limit access without disrupting business processes.

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