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Varonis Systems Brings Increased Visibility to Exchange Administrators

Varonis Systems, a provider of data governance software, this week released the latest version of its DatAdvantage for Exchange, bringing increased visibility and control over mailboxes and public folders to Microsoft Exchange administrators.

With Varonis DatAdvantage for Exchange, administrators have increased visibility over built-in Microsoft Exchange journaling and diagnostics which only captures a limited amount of data.

Varonis Systems, a provider of data governance software, this week released the latest version of its DatAdvantage for Exchange, bringing increased visibility and control over mailboxes and public folders to Microsoft Exchange administrators.

With Varonis DatAdvantage for Exchange, administrators have increased visibility over built-in Microsoft Exchange journaling and diagnostics which only captures a limited amount of data.

With DatAdvantage for Exchange, administrators can see detailed activty and into what’s happening in an Exchange system, including events including: who deleted a message or a folder; who changed permissions; who sent a message on behalf of someone else; who changed the content of an email and forwarded it as or on behalf of the original sender; who accessed an inbox, read emails and then marked them as unread.

“Even with massive investments in messaging protection such as e-discovery, backup, antivirus and anti-spam, organizations still cannot perform the most basic management and protection tasks within Exchange,” said Yaki Faitelson, chief executive officer, president and co-founder of Varonis.

To prevent unauthorized access to mailboxes and public folders, Exchange administrators need to see and understand activity patterns over the entire platform, understand ownership of the data, visualize access for all mailboxes and public folders across all the information stores, easily identify stale mailboxes and public folders, and optimize processes for consolidation and migration.

DatAdvantage for Exchange automates tasks that administrators are already doing manually hundreds of times every day. It enables customers to manage mailboxes and public folders alongside file servers and SharePoint sites through the Varonis Metadata Framework™ and Varonis DatAdvantage UI, offering permissions visibility, audit trail and recommendations.

With Varonis DatAdvantage for Exchange, customers have detailed permissions and activity intelligence enabling them to:

· Clean up access to shared mailboxes and public folders

· Find lost messages

· Automatically audit and track message activity

· Identify spikes in activity

· Identify data owners and remove stale public folders and mailboxes

Varonis DatAdvantage for Exchange features include:

· Bi-directional Permissions Visibility: From both a mailbox/folder and user/group view that allows administrators to analyze and report on permissions, spot permissions errors and improperly delegated access

· Auditing Automation: A detailed audit trail with highly granular filtering and sorting so administrators can see when email was sent, from and to whom it was sent, and when it was opened

· Recommendations and Permissions Modeling: Enabling administrators to quickly spot excessive rights and test permissions changes—prior to committing them—so that changes will not disrupt end-user productivity

· Ownership Identification: Automating ownership identification, assignment and reporting for mailboxes, public folders, and distribution groups to facilitate proper access authorization and review

· Identify Stale Data, helping organziations reduce storage overhead and costs

“It is impossible to say with 100 percent confidence that email is secure without visibility into who has access to mailboxes and public folders and what users are doing with this access,” Faitelson added. “The limited visibility and controls offered within Exchange, combined with soaring use of email, continue to create situations of extreme jeopardy for organizations. Over and over we see that business catastrophes start with or involve email.”

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