TechValidate Research on Varonis Data Security Platform

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

Small Business Health Care Company


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.”


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)


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.

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Varonis Data Security Platform by TechValidate.

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