Varonis to Stifle Ransomware With New Threat Models

NEW YORK, April 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Varonis Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS), a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks, today announced the beta availability of more than 20 new threat models and enhanced discovery capabilities from its behavior research laboratory, allowing organizations to analyze and detect attacks, insider threats, breaches and new variants of ransomware before damage can be inflicted.

Version 6.2.36 of the Varonis Metadata Framework platform includes new behavior-based threat models in another step to protect against the latest threats. To keep customers ahead of the latest security developments, threat models are continuously developed by the Varonis behavior research laboratory for DatAlert Analytics. New additions include sets of threat models based on executive account discovery, advanced ransomware behavior, abnormal lockout events, mass delete trends, and accumulative analysis on idle and sensitive data.

The latest release also includes a new DatAlert user interface (UI) designed to better understand threats at a glance, with intuitive design to show a clear state of the system – where there is vulnerability, what to investigate and detailed analysis of alerts and activity. This enables an IT administrator or security expert to more quickly triage and analyze alerts and take actions to resolve incidents.

Doug Cahill, Senior Analyst covering cybersecurity at Enterprise Strategy Group, said, "Strains of ransomware like CryptoLocker are crippling organizations, particularly in the healthcare industry. More and more organizations across industries are finding that traditional approaches are failing to keep pace with the rapidly evolving threat landscape, putting their intellectual property and assets at risk. Varonis’ dedicated behavior research laboratory is helping Varonis customers spot and stop the latest strains of active threats before it’s too late.”

David Gibson, Vice President of Strategy and Market Development at Varonis, said, “Customers are finding success with Varonis predictive threat models, which analyze behavior and detect threats throughout the lifecycle of a breach. Varonis helps spot signs of threats from ransomware activity to unusual employee activity and has stopped numerous breaches. With the behavior research lab, we are staying on top of the latest forms of cyberattacks so that our DatAlert customers can see and stop insider threats before they suffer a catastrophic breach or a blackmailer demands payment for their own data.”

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About Varonis
Varonis is a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks. Through an innovative software platform, Varonis allows organizations to analyze, secure, manage, and migrate their volumes of unstructured data. Varonis specializes in file and email systems that store valuable spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio and video files, emails, and text. This rapidly growing data often contains an enterprise’s financial information, product plans, strategic initiatives, intellectual property, and confidential employee, customer or patient records. IT and business personnel deploy Varonis software for a variety of use cases, including data security, governance and compliance, user behavior analytics, archiving, search, and file synchronization and sharing. With offices and partners worldwide, Varonis had approximately 4,350 customers as of December 31, 2015, spanning leading firms in financial services, healthcare, public, industrial, insurance, energy and utilities, media and entertainment, consumer and retail, technology and education sectors.

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