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October 04, 2012

Varonis Unveils Varonis DatAdvantage Version 5.8

Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows file servers often create considerable management and protection problems for administrators when it comes to granting access rights. Administrators often have the cumbersome job of deciding who has access to which folder, which folders a user or group has access to and tracking excess, unneeded permissions.

Helping them in their task, Varonis Systems Inc. has introduced version 5.8 of Varonis DatAdvantage. According to the company, this new version is easier to manage and saves money for the administrators when they are dealing with data governance issues for unstructured and semi-structured data.

Determining access to data becomes even easier now as this new version introduces new features to classify data owners. Version 5.8 is equipped with internally developed collectors that can run along with or instead of Microsoft SQL. Other features such as incremental file walk, scheduler and command line interface, a new management console and so on enhance the performance of this latest offering from Varonis.

“These latest enhancements reflect a leap forward in our technology. Our battle-tested solution continues to mature, offering a more flexible and adaptable architecture," said Yaki Faitelson, CEO, president and co-founder of Varonis. "We have changed the architecture of the product so that the people who already rely heavily on DatAdvantage to improve management and security for their unstructured data platforms can integrate it into their workflow even more seamlessly, while those new to the technology will benefit from the experience and input.”

Recently, the company announced that the city of Buffalo selected Varonis DatAdvantage to administer and audit its access activity. DatAdvantage is a solution that stores, normalizes and analyzes permissions and every file access event. Buffalo will make use of DatAdvantage to understand its unstructured data stored within its network. Buffalo's use of DatAdvantage has been compared to an insurance policy, much like that of car or building insurance.

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Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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