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Varonis Extends FireEye Threat Analytics Platform to Protect File Data Before Cyber Attacks Materialize

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Varonis Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRNS), the leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data, today announced the interoperability of its DatAdvantage and DatAlert solutions with the FireEye® Threat Analytics Platform™ (TAP™).

The interoperable solutions from this new technology alliance will be showcased at the FireEye Cyber Defense Summit, taking place October 12-14 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC, and via a live webinar at 2:00 PM ET on October 28. (For more details see below, or click here.)

Protecting the Most Valuable Data

With the interoperability of Varonis and FireEye TAP, customers can now gain unprecedented intelligence in the realm of unstructured data. Organizations store massive quantities of this data – such as files, emails, spreadsheets, and presentations – and it comprises some of their most valuable and sensitive information assets. These assets are frequently exposed or stolen in high-profile breaches, either by insiders who abuse their access or by outsiders who compromise insiders' credentials. Varonis has helped thousands of customers protect their unstructured data, through analyzing user activity with files and emails, permissions and file system metadata, as well as file content.

Gareth Maclachlan, FireEye Vice President Product Management said, "FireEye's Threat Analytics Platform accelerates detection and investigation of cyber-attacks by correlating events from a wide range of devices and locations and applying threat intelligence to pinpoint critical threats— including the hunt for threat indicators within unstructured data sources. By integrating with FireEye to identify anomalous data activity, Varonis is providing its customers with valuable insight into the security of their high value information."

Users will now be able to easily send alerts from Varonis DatAdvantage and DatAlert into FireEye TAP, and begin identifying statistically unusual user behavior surrounding this data. Anomalous activity could include mass deletions and modifications, malware and ransomware infections like CryptoLocker and Cryptowall, privilege escalations, unusual access to PII, multiple failed login attempts, and many more potential warning signs. Installation of Varonis DatAdvantage and DatAlert can take as little as one hour, and connection to FireEye TAP is as simple as configuring an IP address.

David Gibson, Varonis Vice President of Strategy and Market Development, said, "Hackers are getting better at their jobs, and therefore today's threat intelligence equation needs to combine several technologies. With the new interoperability, customers can combine critical security insight from FireEye with Varonis intelligence about their unstructured data – the type of data they typically have the most of and know the least about. Varonis and FireEye TAP can help organizations proactively spot the warning signs before they end up in the news because of a data breach."

Live, Complimentary Webinar (October 28 at 2:00 PM ET): How Varonis and FireEye Have Joined Forces to Stop Insider Threats

Join this webinar to learn:

  • Best practices to reduce potential exposure and prevent internal threats
  • How Varonis shows access to unstructured data across all platforms and recommends remediations
  • How Varonis DatAlert can detect:
    • Mass deletions and modifications
    • Malware and ransomware (Cryptolocker) that affects files or emails
    • Admin group changes and admin access to user data
    • Activity on sensitive data
  • How Varonis customers integrate with a SIEM and other UBA systems

Click here for more information and to register for the webinar.

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

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 user behavior analytics, 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.

About FireEye, Inc.

FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 2,700 customers across 67 countries, including over 157 of the Fortune 500.

FireEye, Threat Analytics Platform, TAP and Dynamic Threat Intelligence are registered trademarks or trademarks of FireEye, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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

Source:Varonis Systems, Inc.