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1,312 Customers Surveyed

11,296 Data Points Collected

95 Published TechFacts

26 Published Charts

25 Published Case Studies

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Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

The University Of Southern California


This case study of The University of Southern California is based on an April 2017 survey of Varonis Metadata Framework customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We were able to identify data that was sensitive and delete it upon the scan and continue to meet PCI requirements because of this. We were also able to secure our environment from global access and also harden security where it needed it.”

“Our biggest surprise to us as a company was to finally know how much sensitive data was actually out there living on our servers.”


They experienced the following challenges prior to the Varonis Data Risk Assessment and the use of Varonis solutions:

  • Overexposed sensitive & classified data
  • Limited to no monitoring of privileged and end user access
  • Limited to no visibility into permission structure
  • Overabundance of stale data

They performed a Varonis Data Risk Assessment for the following reasons:

  • Validate security concerns
  • Prove risk in the environment
  • Experience the product before buying
  • Demonstrate value to a senior executive
  • Meet compliance regulation

Use Case

The profiled company has to meet the following compliance regulation:

  • PCI

The following issues were identified and prioritized by the Data Risk Assessment:

  • Folders having global access: immediate
  • Sensitive files having global access: immediate
  • Folders having inconsistent permissions: immediate
  • Stale enabled users: immediate


The surveyed company experienced the following benefits after their Data Risk Assessment:

  • Identifying at risk sensitive and classified data
  • Prioritizing remediation list

The company purchased the following products following their Data Risk Assessment:

  • DatAdvantage for Windows
  • DatAdvantage for Exchange
  • Data Classification Framework
  • DatAlert

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

4.5/5 Stars

In a sentence or two, please describe how this risk assessment helped you secure your data.

Clear visual representation of permissions provides a fast and clear understanding of the applied state and instant impact analysis of proposed permission changes.

Would you recommend Varonis Data Risk Assessment, and if so, why?

Not only does it demonstrate potential security risks with GDPR sensitive information, but it will give you insight into the value of the Varonis Data Security Platform, potentially reducing admin overhead by more than 45% and increasing ad-hoc reporting capabilities in all areas of your network storage and Active Directory.

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Testimonial

CISO Gains Full Oversight for GDPR

The Varonis Data Security Platform gives visibility into our unstructured data locations, who has access and how it is being used. Using this with appropriate policies will allow us to gain full oversight for GDPR.

Chief Information Security Officer, Non Profit

Varonis Metadata Framework Customer Research

Top Solutions Within the Varonis Data Security Platform Purchased After a Risk Assessment

Which solutions did you purchase as a result of the Data Risk Assessment?

DatAdvantage for Windows
DatAdvantage for Directory Services
Data Classification Framework
DatAdvantage for Exchange

Varonis Data Security Platform Case Study

Large Enterprise Health Care Company


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


Prior to using the Varonis Data Security Platform (DSP), this large Health Care Company had the following concerns meeting the new GDPR requirements:

  • Unable to locate personal data within files across the network
  • Unable to determine who accessed personal data and if they abused that access
  • Unable to determine when personal data is no longer necessary
  • Unable to satisfy the right to be forgotten rule
  • Unable to determine if a breach happened

Use Case

The Health Care Company has been using Varonis long before the GDPR were drafted, but they are confident it will help meet the new regulation.


The surveyed company achieved the following results preparing for GDPR with the Varonis DSP:

  • Confidently locate personal data within files across the network
  • Ensure a least privilege access model against personal data
  • Easily monitor access to this data and alert on abuse
  • Quarantine, delete or relocate stale or misplaced personal data

Since switching to the Varonis DSP, the Health Care Company saves 1-5 hours per week finding user access and applying a least privilege model.

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

Data Security Challenges for GDPR Compliant Organizations

What challenges did you have securing your data prior to the Varonis Data Risk Assessment?

Limited to no monitoring of privileged and end user access
Limited to no visibility into permission structure
Overexposed sensitive & classified data
Overabundance of stale data
Failed audit
Plagued by ransomware hitting our file shares
Suffered a data breach

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About Varonis Data Security Platform

Varonis is a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks. Through an innovative software platform, Varonis allows organizations to analyze, secure, manage, and migrate their volumes of unstructured data. Varonis specializes in file and email systems that store valuable spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio and video files, emails, and text. This rapidly growing data often contains an enterprise's financial information, product plans, strategic initiatives, intellectual property, and confidential employee, customer or patient records.

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