Gartner Recognizes Varonis in First-Ever Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Varonis Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRNS), the leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data, has been identified as a "Representative Vendor" by Gartner in its first-ever Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection (DCAP).

Gartner's guide includes a sample list of DCAP vendors' capabilities and lists Varonis with "Yes" checkmarks in all five "DCAP Capabilities" for files: Data Discovery, Privilege Management, Activity Monitoring, Audit, and Data Protection.

At a time when highly publicized, crippling cyber attacks and data breaches dominate the headlines, the reality has emerged that perimeter security by itself is insufficient to safeguard the most important and sensitive assets a company has: its critical, proprietary, often private data.

Gartner, a leading independent provider of IT advisory and market intelligence and research services worldwide, recently published its first "Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection (DCAP)," authored by Gartner analysts Brian Lowans and Earl Perkins. The report begins: "Organizations that have not developed data-centric security policies to coordinate management processes and security controls across data silos need to act. This market guide helps CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) identify emerging data-centric audit and protection tools that can apply these policies."

Among its key findings, Gartner finds, "The exponential growth in data generation and usage is rendering current methods of data security governance obsolete, requiring significant changes in both architecture and solutions approaches."

David Gibson, Varonis Vice President of Marketing, said, "It is clear to us that Gartner's analysis of the importance of data-centric security policies and controls is consistent with the way Varonis and our customers have been rising to the challenges of the digital world for years. Unstructured, human-generated data such as emails, spreadsheets, documents, presentations, and other files created and shared by employees must be monitored and protected. Connecting the dots between people and the files they can and do access is finally becoming the recommended way to ensure that an organization's valuable and sensitive files are protected – while enabling a more productive work force of employees who must be able to find and get access to the data they need from anywhere and on the right devices."

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Source: Gartner, Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection, November 21, 2014

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About Varonis

Varonis Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRNS), is the leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data. Varonis provides an innovative software platform that allows enterprises to map, analyze, manage and migrate their unstructured data. Varonis specializes in human-generated data, a type of unstructured data that includes an enterprise's spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio files, video files, emails, text messages and any other data created by employees. This data often contains an enterprise's financial information, product plans, strategic initiatives, intellectual property and numerous other forms of vital information. IT and business personnel deploy Varonis software for a variety of use cases, including data governance, data security, archiving, file synchronization, enhanced mobile data accessibility and information collaboration. As of September 30, 2014, Varonis had approximately 3,000 customers, spanning leading firms in the financial services, public, healthcare, industrial, energy & utilities, technology, consumer and retail, education and media & entertainment sectors.

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