NEW YORK, March 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Varonis Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS), a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks, has today announced that its DatAlert solution has been recognized as a Gold winner of the Info Security Product Guide's 2016 Global Excellence Awards® in the User Behavior Analytics (UBA) category.
This award comes on the heels of Varonis receiving the "Hot Company in UBA" distinction from Cyber Defense Magazine in February. Last November, Varonis launched the latest iteration of its UBA threat models in DatAlert in version 6.2.5 of its Metadata Framework platform.
David Gibson, Vice President of Strategy and Market Development at Varonis, said, "One of the most common underlying causes of data breaches is previously undetected insider access and unusual behavior, such as the compromise of privileged accounts and its resulting abuse. The emergence of user behavior analytics reinforces the need to protect and monitor unstructured data -- the largest, most valuable and most sensitive type of data in an organization and therefore the target of most cyberattacks. Our customers are finding great success with DatAlert and its UBA threat models, which analyze behavior and detect threats throughout the lifecycle of a breach. We believe the capabilities in DatAlert represent the most advanced analytics and predictive threat monitoring available to help organizations stem the rise in data breaches. From spotting signs of ransomware activity, like Cryptolocker, to catching unusual employee activity on sensitive data, DatAlert has helped to stop numerous breaches."
More than 50 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated in the Info Security awards, and their average scores determined the 2016 Global Excellence Awards Finalists and Winners. Winners were announced during the awards dinner and presentation on February 29, 2016, in San Francisco attended by the finalists, judges and industry peers.
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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