TechValidate Research on Varonis Data Security Platform

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1,312 Customers Surveyed

11,296 Data Points Collected

87 Published TechFacts

26 Published Charts

25 Published Case Studies

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Varonis Metadata Framework Customer Research

Visibility and Stale Data Biggest Challenges for PCI Compliant Organizations

What were your data security challenges prior to Varonis?

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

Varonis Data Security Platform Case Study

Medium Enterprise Insurance Company


This case study of a medium enterprise insurance 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.

“Varonis enables easy assessment of who accessed what data and where.”


Prior to using the Varonis Data Security Platform (DSP), this Insurance Company was unable to determine who accessed personal data and if they abused that access- a major tenant of GDPR compliance.

Use Case

The Insurance Company is confident the Varonis DSP will help meet the new regulation.


With the Varonis DSP, they expect to be able to meet GDPR in the following ways:

  • Ensure a least privilege access model against personal data
  • Easily monitor access to this data and alert on abuse
  • Conveniently conduct regular data protection impact assessments

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

State & Local Government Found PII In Unexpected Places On Their Network


This case study of a state & local government is based on an April 2017 survey of Varonis Metadata Framework customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We found files with sensitive PII in places it should not have been.”


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

  • Overexposed sensitive & classified data
  • Overabundance of stale data

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

  • Prove risk in the environment
  • Experience the product before buying

Use Case

The profiled organization has to meet the following compliance regulation:

  • PII

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

  • Sensitive files having global access: immediate
  • Folders having inconsistent permissions: “on the radar”
  • Stale enabled users: “on the radar”
  • Stale data: “on the radar”


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

  • Identified at risk sensitive and classified data
  • Prioritized remediation list

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

  • DatAdvantage for Windows
  • DatAdvantage for Directory Services

Data Classification Framework Customer Fact

A medium enterprise banking company purchased the Data Classification Framework over other products for its feature set (permissions, activity, ownership identification), ability to alert on unusual activity through DatAlert, and capability to incrementally scan new and changed files.

Data Classification Framework Customer Research

Data Protection Is Much Faster with Varonis

End to end, how do you think your ability to protect sensitive data is with Varonis vs. what it would be with classification by itself?

Protecting data would be possible by using classification by itself, but is much faster with Varonis
Protecting data would not be possible with classification by itself
Protecting data would be possible by using classification by itself, but is a little faster with Varonis

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

4/5 Stars

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

It helps us to establish a mitigation priority plan.

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

I would recommend the Varonis Data Risk Assessment. The assessment will help you to learn or confirm data at risk within your organization.

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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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