Varonis DatAdvantage Integration With Hitachi NAS and Unified Storage Platforms Delivers Unparalleled Visibility and

Varonis DatAdvantage Integration With Hitachi NAS and Unified Storage Platforms 
Delivers Unparalleled Visibility and Intelligence Into Data
Hitachi TrueNorth Partners Have a Complete Solution to Answer
Organizations' Data Governance Requirements 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/13 --  Varonis Systems Inc.,
the leading provider of comprehensive data governance software, today
revealed details of its new integration with Hitachi NAS Platform
(HNAS) and Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS). The integration utilizes
Varonis DatAdvantage to gain visibility, intelligence and control
over the information stored within enterprise-class Hitachi HNAS and
HUS systems. This development means organizations can manage, analyze
and protect big data effectively and efficiently. By adding this new
integration to their portfolio, Hitachi TrueNorth Partners who resell
the solution now have the perfect remedy to the adage 'you can't
manage what you can't monitor,' solving a pressing data governance
David Gibson, VP for Varonis, explained, "Organizations need to not
only control who can access their data but, critically, audit who is
actually using that access if they're to remain compliant with data
governance requirements. Another driver is the introduction of
collaborative capabilities, with enabling secure private cloud access
to those storage repositories. Equally, migrating data between
storage facilities, and even devices, is another area where knowing
what you need to manage is critical. Retention policies are extremely
difficult to adhere to unless an organization maintains control,
visibility, and the ability to enforce these rules regardless of
where data resides." 
John Woodall, VP of Engineering for solutions provider Integrated
Archive Systems (IAS), said, "Our mutual IAS and Hitachi Data Systems
customers are storing extremely valuable data in Hitachi equipment,
and they are keen to protect it. In this age of increasing regulatory
requirements, legal considerations and the continued growth of
unstructured data, proper data protection requires total permissions
visibility and a clear, searchable audit trail of all activity --
fundamental building blocks that Varonis provides. The Varonis
Metadata Framework collects this critical metadata to identify areas
where critical data is over-exposed and permissions need to be
tightened up, and then allows changes to be safely committed to both
file system and Active Directory objects from a single interface."  
Chris Morales, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Security Practice at 451
Research, said, "With the massive amounts of data able to be served
on modern NAS platforms, it is becoming exceedingly difficult and
important to have awareness of data access, retention, and rights to
ensure data is not compromised through unnecessary access." 
The solution comprised of Hitachi Data Systems and Varonis offerings

--  Visibility
--  Complete Audit Trail
--  Recommendations and Modelling
--  Data Classification
--  Data Ownership Identification
--  End-to-End Automated Data Migrations
--  Collaboration and Synchronization

Gibson concluded, "We are grateful and proud that Varonis is
increasingly seen as the de facto standard for monitoring large data
stores. The combination of the high-performance Hitachi NAS Platform
and Hitachi Unified Storage with the powerful capabilities of
DatAdvantage ensures that organizations can monitor, manage and
protect their investments in unstructured data. Customers want an
integrated solution to collect metadata, provide information
governance, and extract maximum value from their data. We've worked
closely with Hitachi Data Systems to make this a reality."  
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Four types of metadata are critical for data governance: 

--  User and Group Information - from Active Directory, LDAP, NIS,
    SharePoint, etc.
--  Permissions and File System Information - knowing who can access what
    data in which containers
--  Access Activity - knowing which users do access what data, when and
    what they've done
--  Sensitive Content Indicators - knowing which files contain items of
    sensitivity and importance, and where they reside

The Varonis Metadata Framework(TM) non-intrusively collects this
critical metadata, generates metadata where existing metadata is
lacking (e.g. its file system filters and content inspection
technologies), preprocesses it, normalizes it, analyzes it, stores
it, and presents it to IT administrators in an interactive, dynamic
interface. Once data owners are identified, they are empowered to
make informed authorization and permissions maintenance decisions
through a web-based interface -- that are then executed -- with no IT
overhead or manual backend processes. 
 Varonis is the leader in unstructured and
semi-structured data governance software. Based on patented
technology and a highly accurate analytics engine, Varonis solutions
give organizations total visibility and control over their data,
ensuring that only the right users have access to the right data at
all times from all devices, all use is monitored, and abuse if
Voted one of the "Fast 50 Reader Favorites" on, and
winner of the SC Awards for the Innovation Award, Product or Service
of the Year and Best Network Security, Varonis has more than 4,500
installations worldwide and is headquartered in New York, with
regional offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America. 
Varonis, the Varonis logo, DatAdvantage(R), DataPrivilege(R) and the
IDU Classification Framework(R) are registered trademarks of
Varonis(R) Systems in the United States and/or other countries and
Metadata Framework(TM) is under a registration process in the United
States and/or other countries. All other product and company names
and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their
respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only. 
HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd.
TrueNorth is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi Data
Systems Corporation.  
Editorial Contact: 
Paula Brici
Eskenzi PR Ltd.
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