TechValidate Research on Varonis Data Security Platform

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Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

What have you detected with DatAlert?

Misconfigurations
58%
Ransomware
36%
Administrators violating policy
19%
Employees stealing data
14%
Hijacked accounts/systems
3%

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

Finding Exposed Sensitive Data

What types of exposed, sensitive data have you discovered with DCF?

PII
74%
PCI
62%
Financial Records
60%
HIPAA
34%
Intellectual Property
15%

Data Classification Framework Customer Research

How would you rate the speed of Varonis DCF’s scanning?

Faster than other classification engines
52%
About the same as other classification engines
40%
Slower than other classification engines
8%

Data Classification Framework Customer Research

When you find exposed sensitive data, what is your most common next step?

Quarantining the data: 4%
Encrypting the data: 8%
Tokenizing the data: 0%
Locking down access controls: 25%
Identifying responsible party/owner: 58%
Other: 6%

Data Classification Framework Customer Research

Why did you pick DCF over other products?

Context (permissions, activity, ownership identification)
55%
Ability to alert on unusual activity through DatAlert
53%
Ability to incrementally scan new and changed files
45%
Accuracy
27%
Ability to take automated action (quarantining through DTE)
16%
Speed
15%
Other
24%

Data Classification Framework Customer Research

When/if you find exposed sensitive data, what is/was your most common next step?

Quarantining the data: 4%
Encrypting the data: 8%
Tokenizing the data: 0%
Locking down access controls: 25%
Identifying responsible party/owner: 58%
Other: 6%

Data Classification Framework Customer Research

Using Varonis to Classify GDPR-Related Content

Are or will you be using DCF to scan for GDPR-related content?

We have already started looking for personal data that will be subject to GDPR: 8%
We have not started, but we plan to: 33%
What's GDPR?: 33%

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
47%
Protecting data would not be possible with classification by itself
33%
Protecting data would be possible by using classification by itself, but is a little faster with Varonis
18%

Data Classification Framework Customer Research

Finding Exposed Sensitive Data

What types of exposed, sensitive data have you discovered with DCF?

PII
73%
PCI
62%
HIPAA
33%
Intellectual Property
15%
Financial Records
60%

Varonis DatAlert Customer Research

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%

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

Find, Secure and Monitor GDPR Sensitive Data with Varonis

How does or will Varonis help your organisation comply with GDPR?

Easily monitor access to this data and alert on abuse
100%
Confidently locate personal data within files across the network
67%
Ensure a least privilege access model against personal data
67%
Conveniently conduct regular data protection impact assessments
42%
Quarantine, delete or relocate stale or misplaced personal data
33%
Quickly locate data that is no longer necessary or asked to be removed
33%

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

Find, Secure and Monitor GDPR Sensitive Data with Varonis

How does or will Varonis help your organisation comply with GDPR?

Easily monitor access to this data and alert on abuse
100%
Confidently locate personal data within files across the network
67%
Ensure a least privilege access model against personal data
67%
Conveniently conduct regular data protection impact assessments
42%
Quarantine, delete or relocate stale or misplaced personal data
33%
Quickly locate data that is no longer necessary or asked to be removed
33%

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

Visibility, Control and Monitoring Top GDPR Challenges Prior to Using Varonis

Prior to using Varonis, we had the following concerns related to meeting GDPR standards:

Unable to determine who accessed personal data and if they abused that access
50%
Unable to guarantee a least privilege access model against personal data
50%
Unable to locate personal data within files across the network
50%
Unable to satisfy the right to be forgotten rule
33%
None of these challenges because we have been using Varonis long before GDPR to identify, lock down and/or remove unneeded personal data
25%
Unable to determine if a breach happened
25%
Unable to conduct regular data protection impact assessments
17%
Unable to determine when personal data is no longer necessary
17%

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

Top Benefits Experienced by GDPR Compliant Organizations After a Risk Assessment

What benefits did you receive from the Data Risk Assessment?

Identified at risk sensitive and classified data
73%
Improved regulatory compliance
53%
Prioritized remediation list
53%
Proven results for budget justification
20%
Highlighted anticipated ROI
13%

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
69%
Limited to no visibility into permission structure
69%
Overexposed sensitive & classified data
44%
Overabundance of stale data
25%
Failed audit
13%
Plagued by ransomware hitting our file shares
13%
Suffered a data breach
6%

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
91%
DatAlert
67%
DatAdvantage for Directory Services
36%
Data Classification Framework
24%
DatAdvantage for Exchange
18%

Varonis Metadata Framework Customer Research

Top Benefits Experienced by PCI Compliant Organizations After a Risk Assessment

What benefits did you receive from the Data Risk Assessment?

Identified at risk sensitive and classified data
87%
Improved regulatory compliance
67%
Prioritized remediation list
53%
Proven results for budget justification
53%
Highlighted anticipated ROI
20%

Varonis Metadata Framework Customer Research

Benefits of Performing a Risk Assessment

What benefits did you receive from the Data Risk Assessment?

Identified at risk sensitive and classified data
89%
Prioritized remediation list
49%
Improved regulatory compliance
39%
Proven results for budget justification
30%
Highlighted anticipated ROI
23%

Varonis Metadata Framework Customer Research

82% Rate Global Access Removal From Folders and Sensitive Files a Top Priority

Please rate the priority of the following remediation issues found in your Data Risk Assessment:

Immediately On our Radar No need to fix Not in scope

Folders with global access
Sensitive files with global access
Folders with inconsistent permissions
Stale enabled user
Stale data

Varonis Metadata Framework Customer Research

Sensitive Files with Global Access Top Priority

Please rate the priority of the following remediation issues found in your Data Risk Assessment:

Immediately On our Radar No need to fix Not in scope
Folders with global access

35%

47%

12%

6%

Sensitive files with global access

50%

32%

13%

5%

Folders with inconsistent permissions

28%

58%

11%

3%

Stale enabled user

21%

60%

16%

3%

Stale data

7%

71%

14%

8%

Varonis Metadata Framework Customer Research

Top Reasons Why PCI Compliant Organizations Perform a Risk Assessment

What were the top drivers to performing a Varonis Data Risk Assessment?

Validate security concerns
80%
Demonstrate value to a senior executive
73%
Experience the product before buying
60%
Meet compliance regulation
60%
Prove risk in the environment
60%
Highlight potential ROI
27%

Varonis Metadata Framework Customer Research

Top Reasons Why GDPR Compliant Organizations Perform a Risk Assessment

What were the top drivers to performing a Varonis Data Risk Assessment?

Validate security concerns
60%
Prove risk in the environment
53%
Experience the product before buying
47%
Meet compliance regulation
40%
Demonstrate value to a senior executive
27%
Highlight potential ROI
7%

Varonis Data Security Platform Customer Research

Top Reasons Why Organizations Perform a Risk Assessment

What were the top drivers to performing a Varonis Data Risk Assessment?

Validate security concerns
68%
Prove risk in the environment
56%
Experience the product before buying
53%
Demonstrate value to a senior executive
44%
Meet compliance regulation
37%
Highlight potential ROI
21%

Varonis Metadata Framework Customer Research

Access Monitoring and Visibility Biggest Data Security Challenges

What were your data security challenges prior to Varonis?

Limited to no monitoring of privileged and end user access
80%
Limited to no visibility into permission structure
68%
Overexposed sensitive & classified data
57%
Overabundance of stale data
43%
Plagued by ransomware hitting our file shares
15%
Failed audit
13%
Suffered a data breach
5%

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
80%
Overabundance of stale data
80%
Limited to no monitoring of privileged and end user access
73%
Overexposed sensitive & classified data
67%
Failed audit
13%
Plagued by ransomware hitting our file shares
13%
Suffered a data breach
7%

Varonis Metadata Framework Customer Research

Access Monitoring and Visibility Biggest Challenges for GDPR Regulated Organizations

What were your data security challenges prior to Varonis?

Overexposed sensitive & classified data
47%
Limited to no monitoring of privileged and end user access
67%
Limited to no visibility into permission structure
67%
Overabundance of stale data
27%
Failed audit
13%
Suffered a data breach
7%
Plagued by ransomware hitting our file shares
13%



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