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Gartner Analysts Recognize Varonis in 2015 Market Guide for File Analysis Software

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Varonis Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRNS), the leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data, has been recognized by Gartner as a "Representative Vendor" in its 2015 Market Guide for File Analysis Software.

In its market analysis, Gartner said, "File analysis is used for three primary reasons:

1. Increase operational efficiency
2. Lower IT costs
3. Mitigate corporate risk"

Authored by Gartner analysts Alan Dayley, Debra Logan, Jie Zhang and Garth Landers, the guide highlights the advantages of adopting file analysis along with key findings and recommendations on how to implement the software and a sample list of representative vendors.

David Gibson, Varonis Vice President, said, "Having spent the past decade pioneering and building out a range of solutions for managing and protecting critical data, we are pleased that Gartner has recognized Varonis as a Representative Vendor in file analysis. It is clear to us that Gartner's evaluation of file analysis software and its growing importance is consistent with the way Varonis and our customers continue to realize value by analyzing the content, metadata and activity associated with unstructured data files. Unstructured business data such as emails, spreadsheets, documents, presentations, and other files created and shared by employees is often unmonitored and unprotected, and this data continues to be the point of weakness in some of the most devastating hacks around the world. Connecting the dots between people and these files, and fully understanding the content within them, is finally becoming the recommended way to ensure that an organization's valuable and sensitive files are protected."

In assessing the market direction of file analysis software, the Gartner report states: "Organizations are struggling with ever-growing and uncontrolled data complexity. Progressive and cost-conscious organizations are realizing they need a better understanding of their data to effectively manage their growing storage environments, as well as to facilitate business use of data that has previously been deemed 'dark.' The desire to optimize storage costs, implement information governance, mitigate business risks (including security and privacy risks) and analyze unstructured data are among the key factors driving the adoption of file analysis."

The Varonis Metadata Framework is the basis for a wide range of use cases including user behavior analytics (UBA), sensitive data classification and remediation, identity and access rights management, enterprise search, and storage reduction. Thousands of organizations around the world rely on Varonis to curtail over-exposure of their most valuable and sensitive data and help prevent the inevitable network breaches for causing harm.

For information on Varonis' solution portfolio, please visit www.varonis.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Source: Gartner, Market Guide for File Analysis Software, August 4, 2015

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About Varonis

Varonis 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 June 30, 2015, Varonis had approximately 3,750 customers, spanning leading firms in the financial services, public, healthcare, industrial, energy & utilities, technology, consumer and retail, education and media & entertainment sectors.

CONTACT: News Media Contact: Natalie Rizk CTP 617-412-4000 x227 nrizk@ctpboston.com

Source:Varonis Systems, Inc.