Express Unstructured Data Risk Assessment Provides Organizations with Unprecedented Insight into Areas of Concern
DUBAI, UAE, August12, 2015: Meta Byte Technologies, the next generation technology solution provider, today announced that it has teamed up with Varonis Systems, Inc., the leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data, to deliver an “Express” version of Varonis’ Unstructured Data Risk Assessment to any organization in the Middle East hoping to quantify and prioritize areas where sensitive data is potentially at risk.
Organizations store important and sensitive unstructured data across their file shares, intranets and email systems in the form ofword documents, spreadsheets, presentations, emails, images, audio, and video files that are created and shared by employees every day. This data is growing exponentially, and as it does organizations are struggling to keep pace with appropriate access privileges, usage and the associated business alignment and relevance. Without proper insight into where sensitive data lives and who has access to it organizations are at significant risk from both external and internal threats.
Based on nearly a decade of expertise in unstructured data analysis and security, the Varonis Express Unstructured Data Risk Assessment can be used by enterprises to scope and prioritize remediation efforts that will significantly reduce the threat of data loss, theft or misuse. The Varonis Express Assessment includes detail on areas such as:
Overly accessible folders containing important or regulated content
Overly accessible hierarchies and data structures
Folders with stale information
Users with too much access
Unused, enabled user accounts
Salil Dighe, CEO at Meta Byte Technologies, said, “Today with the rise of internal and external cyber threats, it is of paramount importance for enterprises in the region to stay alert and be aware of the vulnerabilities so that they can analyze, quantify and take remedial actions. Meta Byte along with Varonishave launched this campaign to help enterprises in the Middle East assess, quantify and prioritize areas where sensitive data is potentially at risk.”
Working in concert with a company’s IT staff, Varonis engineers will collect and analyze metadata from key infrastructure components and return a detailed analysis to be reviewed with the staff. The analysiswill summarize key findings, rank identified weaknesses in order of risk, and provide a recommendation for remediation. A typical assessment takes about 30 days.
Dietrich Benjes, Varonis Vice President of Sales for the U.K., Ireland and Middle East said, “For the last decade, Varonis has been helping thousands of organizations around the world manage, protect and get more out of their human-generated data. With Meta Byte Technologies’ support, we are glad to extend our Express Unstructured Data Risk Assessment in the Middle East region and are confident that enterprises there will be eager to discover any vulnerabilities inherent in their rapidly growing volumes of unstructured data. In many cases no one is aware that this information is widely accessible, often by everyone in the company, and potentially by outsiders as well. With the new Express version of our Risk Assessment, any organization can look at a portion of their most sensitive data assets and get a fast, accurate picture of how at risk they really are on the inside, where it counts.”
More information about the Varonis Unstructured Data Risk Assessment is available here: http://www.varonis.com/express-assessment.
About Meta Byte Technologies:
Meta Byte Technologies is next generation technology consulting company, offering best of the breed business and technology services to deliver world class solutions to its customers spread across various geographies.
Headquartered in Dubai Internet City, the hub of Technology in the Middle East, Meta Byte Technologies is led by set of professionals with decades of industry experience and is well equipped with market knowledge, technical skill-sets, innovative thinking, as well as dedicated support team in association with technology innovators to deliver value for its customers hailing from various parts of world. For further details please visit us at www.meta-byte.com
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 March 31, 2015, Varonis had approximately 3,500 customers, spanning leading firms in the financial services, public, healthcare, industrial, energy & utilities, technology, consumer and retail, education and media & entertainment sectors.