Varonis Systems Inc., has today joined the NetApp Alliance Partner Program. The collaboration provides enterprises worldwide with an integrated data governance solution that enables users to gain visibility into and control over unstructured data stored within NetApp unified storage systems and file shares.
“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,“ said David Gibson, director of strategic accounts and technical marketing at Varonis.
Organizations will use Varonis' metadata framework information to support IT initiatives such as entitlement reviews, compliance audits, data ownership identification, records management, domain and data migrations, consolidations, archiving and retention projects.
Four types of metadata that are critical for data governance include:
- 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