Collaboration will help enterprises worldwide gain control of unstructured data stored within NetApp unified storage systems and file shares

NEW YORK – Nov. 09, 2011 – Varonis Systems Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive data governance software, today announced that it has joined the NetApp Alliance Partner Program. The collaboration between Varonis and NetApp provides enterprises worldwide with an integrated data governance solution that enables users to gain visibility into and control of unstructured data stored within NetApp® unified storage systems and file shares.


“Nearly every organization today is suffering from profound organizational failures because they are unable to answer the most basic questions about data, such as, ‘Who has and should have access to it? Who is accessing it? Who owns it? Which data is sensitive?'” said David Gibson, Director of Strategic Accounts and Technical Marketing for Varonis. “By integrating our Data Governance Suite with NetApp unified storage systems, we can offer a comprehensive data governance and storage solution for NetApp’s extensive customer base.”


Data governance solutions like DatAdvantage® and metadata frameworks such as the Varonis® Metadata Framework™ are a cost-effective way for organizations to better manage and protect their unstructured data by providing actionable intelligence on access controls, content, and access activity. Organizations can employ this metadata information to support IT initiatives such as entitlement reviews, compliance audits, data owner ship identification, records management, domain and data migrations,consolidations, archiving and retention projects.


About the Varonis® Metadata Framework™


Four types of metadata are critical for data governance:

  • User and Group Information – from Active Directory, LDAP, NAS, SharePoint, etc.
  • Permissions and File System Information – knowing who can access what data in which containers
  • Access Activity – knowing which users do access what data, when and what they’ve done
  • Sensitive Content Indicators – knowing which files contain items of sensitivity and importance, and where they reside


The Varonis Metadata Framework™ non-intrusively collects this critical metadata, generates metadata where existing metadata is lacking (e.g. its file system filters and content inspection technologies), pre-processes it, normalizes it, analyzes it, stores it, and presents it to IT administrators in an interactive, dynamic interface.


About Varonis Systems
Varonis is the leader in unstructured and semi-structured data governance for file systems, SharePoint and NAS devices, and Exchange servers. Named a “Cool Vendor” in Risk Management and Compliance by Gartner and voted one of the “Fast 50 Reader Favorites” on Fast, Varonis has more than 4,500 installations worldwide. Based on patented technology and a highly accurate analytics engine, Varonis’ solutions give organizations total visibility and control over their data, ensuring that only the right users have access to the right data at all times. Varonis is headquartered in New York, with regional offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America.


About NetApp Alliance Partner Program
NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, marketing, and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program is available at


Media Contact:
Beth Mayer
ZAG Communications for Varonis


Varonis, the Varonis logo,DatAdvantage®, DataPrivilege® and the IDU Classification Framework® are registered trademarks of Varonis® Systems in the United States and/or other countries and Metadata Framework™ is under a registration process in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.


NetApp Staff

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