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How DatAlert Stops Ransomware and Cyberattacks



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DatAlert saved Wood Buffalo Housing’s security team 11-15 hours per week in monitoring and searching for anomalous behavior against their data.

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5/5 Stars

How our organization uses DatAlert:

We have it installed on 19 file servers. [We use it for] monitoring for unusual file activity, PII information, and unusual user activity.

In a sentence or two, please describe how DatAlert has helped bolster your security posture.

It’s like having an extra staff member that never sleeps always watching over our data.

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Jay Attiya, a Director of IT at Toms River Regional Schools:

It is comforting to know we have something always watching our file servers for unauthorized activity.

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Matt Huffman, a System Administrator at La Macchia Group, would be very likely to recommend Varonis DatAlert for this reason:

Thus far it has stopped 2 ransomware attacks and shown needed documentation to the board for user access.

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36% Detected Ransomware with DatAlert

What have you detected with DatAlert?

Misconfigurations
58%
Ransomware
36%
Administrators violating policy
20%
Employees stealing data
14%
Hijacked accounts / systems
3%

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An IT Architect would be very likely to recommend Varonis DatAlert because:

It gives us instant visibility into Active Directory and file system activities that we would not have with any other product.

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36% of surveyed IT organizations detected ransomware with DatAlert.

36%

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58% of surveyed IT organizations detected misconfigurations with DatAlert.

58%

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Federal Government Agency

Introduction

This case study of a federal government agency is based on a May 2017 survey of Varonis DatAlert customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The amount of PII/PCI data we had on our servers was an eye opener.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Varonis DatAlert:

  • Purchased DatAlert as a result of the following:
    • The need to prove monitoring for compliance regulations
    • After a large data move, sensitive folders were found to be more open than desired

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Varonis DatAlert that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Detected the following incident with DatAlert:
    • Misconfigurations
  • Receives alerts through the following:
    • Email
  • Uses the following Varonis products:
    • DatAdvantage for Windows
    • DatAlert (includes Analytics and/or Suite)

Results

The surveyed organization said the following about Varonis DatAlert:

  • Out of all the security technologies they’ve invested in, DatAlert is providing the most valuable alerts.
  • DatAlert has fewer false positives than other security technologies (e.g. IDS/IPS).
  • Alerts from DatAlert are as easy to understand as alerts from other security technologies.
  • DatAlert saved the security team 6-10 hours per week monitoring and searching for anomalous behavior against their data.

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4.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses DatAlert:

We monitor all of our unstrucutured data for unusual behavior and alert on it for follow-up.

In a sentence or two, please describe how DatAlert has helped bolster your security posture.

Certain alerts will trigger scripts that will disable accounts to prevent further harmful actions. This has helped minimize or eliminate the impact from ransomware attacks.

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47% of surveyed security teams saved 6 or more hours per week monitoring and searching for anomalous behavior against their data with DatAlert.

47%

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The number of events and activities that DatAlert can monitor is amazing.

IT Professional, Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

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The amount of PII/PCI data we had on our servers was an eye opener.

IT Administrator, Federal Government

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With the Varonis Data Security Platform, we were able to restore specific data after an employee left the company.

Chief Information Officer, Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

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With the Varonis Data Security Platform, we were able to detect files which were being accidentally moved off of encrypted storage.

Senior IT Architect, State & Local Government

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89% of surveyed IT organizations are likely to recommend Varonis DatAlert.*

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4/5 Stars



118 IT organizations rated their overall experience with DatAlert as 4 out of 5 stars on average.

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Small Business Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business health care company is based on a May 2017 survey of Varonis DatAlert customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We detected a Ransomware attack using Varonis DatAlert.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Varonis DatAlert:

  • Purchased DatAlert as a result of the following:
    • The need to prove monitoring for compliance regulations
    • We migrated to a Worldwide global Active Directory in our company and we needed to keep track and control of our data access.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Varonis DatAlert that the surveyed company uses:

  • Detected the following incidents with DatAlert:
    • Ransomware
    • Misconfigurations
  • Receives alerts through the following:
    • Email
  • Uses the following Varonis products:
    • DatAdvantage for Windows
    • DatAlert (includes Analytics and/or Suite)

Results

The surveyed company said the following about Varonis DatAlert:

  • Out of all the security technologies they’ve invested in, DatAlert is providing the most valuable alerts.
  • DatAlert has fewer false positives than other security technologies (e.g. IDS/IPS).
  • Alerts from DatAlert are as easy to understand as alerts from other security technologies.
  • DatAlert saved the security team 11-15 hours per week monitoring and searching for anomalous behavior against their data.


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