TechValidate Research on Varonis Data Security Platform

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

Federal Government Agency


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.”


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)


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.

About This Data

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

TechValidate verifies the identity and organizational affiliation of all participants that contribute to published research data. When research participants so desire, we also guarantee their anonymity so that they may share information honestly and freely.

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