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Varonis Data Governance Suite

The Varonis® Data Governance Suite provides organizations the ability to keep pace with their data, manage access entitlements efficiently and effectively, audit access to every file event, identify and involve data owners and find and classify sensitive and business critical data. Varonis offers a comprehensive and effective solution for data governance using a scalable and extensible metadata framework.

The Challenge

Unstructured data in organizations is exploding and out of control. It encompasses all distinct files - documents, images, spreadsheets, videos and audio files - stored on servers, NAS devices and in semi-structured repositories like SharePoint. Managing and protecting this data presents enormous challenges:
  • Permissions: Determining who has access to a data set, which folers a user or group can access and identifying excess, unneeded permissions
  • Access Auditing: IT can't answer questions like, "Who accessed or deleted my data?"
  • Data Ownership: IT can't reliably identify business owners of data sets, and has even less ability to involve data owners in the governance process.
  • Operational: Manual permissions and group changes are unreliable. Business users and data owners are unable to effectively make decisions about data access.
  • High Risk: Stale, excess permissions are rarely revoked. Data is open to global access groups with no reliable way of remediating access without impacting the business.

DataPrivilege automates data governance by providing a framework for users and data owners to be directly involved in the access review and authorization workflows. A configurable web interface for data owners, business users, and IT administrators automates data access requests, owner and IT authorization of changes, automated entitlement reviews, and business data policy automation (e.g. ethical walls). A complete audit trail ensures that data governance policies are in place and being adhered to.

  • Automated entitlement reviews provided to data owners with recommendations for access removal generated by DatAdvantage
  • Access control workflow empowering users to request access to data and group resources directly, with data owners involved in the authorization process
  • Business policy implementation through ethical walls
  • Complete self-service data governance portal for users and data owners
  • Audit trail and reporting of all authorization activity

Additional Resources

Varonis Data Governance Suite Datasheet

Data Governance Suite Use Case

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