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 FastCompany.com, Varonis has more than 4,000 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.
In the following interview, David Gibson, Director of Strategy of Varonis Systems discusses with Rake Narang, editor-in-chief of Network Products Guide, what CIOs and CSOs need to know about cloud based collaboration.
Rake Narang: How has enterprise security changed over the years and what’s next?
David Gibson: Organizations are realizing that they need to protect and manage their data assets more like they manage their financial assets -- with the same level of discipline, control and process -- and that they will need to work more closely with IT in order to do so.
There are two main reasons for this change. First, the value (and volume) of digital assets is increasing, as is their potential for liability when they fall into the wrong hands. Second, the velocity and scope of collaboration has increased to the point where IT no longer has adequate context or manpower to protect data without help from the organization.
Organizations will need to better align data assets with those qualified to make good management and protection decisions, and take advantage of new technologies in order to provide data owners with actionable information and automate management and protection tasks.
IT security will need to harness the power of metadata and Big Data analytics in order to manage and protect their data, and equally important, business managers will need to be more involved in security.