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Ctera in Partnership With Varonis

Joint solution offers data classification, audit log processing, and auditing capabilities to defend sensitive data from theft, leakage, and loss.

Ctera Networks Ltd announced a partnership with Varonis Systems, Inc.  to integrate the Varonis Data Security Platform with its Enterprise File Services Platform.

Ctera In Partnership With Varonis

The joint solution offers data classification, audit log processing, and auditing capabilities to defend sensitive data from theft, leakage, and loss. Together, the two partners allow organisations to modernise their file services while simplifying compliance with regulations such as GDPR, SOX, and HIPAA.

As the volume of unstructured data continues to explode and workforces become distributed and mobile, there is a growing need for global file system technology that enables users to access and share files from anywhere. The ability to protect files wherever they are created, accessed, and shared across the remote workforce has become imperative for the post-Covid enterprise.

Ctera’s global file system combines the unlimited capacity of cloud object storage with caching edge devices, empowering organisations to replace and consolidate legacy NAS infrastructure. Remote office users increase productivity through real-time multi-site file synchronisation, and decision makers gain centralised visibility into all enterprise data.

The Varonis integration with Ctera enhances centralised visibility of organisational files from edge to cloud. The Varonis Data Security Platform detects and responds to threats that bypass traditional perimeter security. ML algorithms automatically detect and alert on abnormal user behaviours that indicate potential compromise by threats such as ransomware and trigger responses to mitigate any possible damage.

Ctera and Varonis deliver following benefits: 

  • Visualisation of user access to sensitive and regulated information across global locations
  • Automatic detection and response to abnormal behaviour that indicates threats such as ransomware, malware, and advanced persistent threats
  • Full audit and analysis of every file touch on-premises and in the cloud
  • Fast identification of exposed folders, stale data, or inactive accounts
  • Detection of regulated and sensitive data at risk of exposure
  • Compliance with common industry standards and regulations (HIPAA, SOX, PCI, GDPR, etc.) leveraging pre-built library of rules and patterns

The continued adoption of hybrid environments created a fundamental shift in the way enterprises protect their most sensitive data,” said Hanit Fein, senior director of product management, Varonis. “Today, there is no such thing as a network perimeter, and IT and security teams must safeguard corporate information with a data-first approach. We are pleased to work with Ctera as a technology partner to provide enterprises and other organisations with a scalable security solution.

Varonis maps out Ctera permission structures to help administrators understand where data is overexposed and begin remediation efforts. Varonis correlates data activity from Ctera into context with additional information such as data classification, authentication events, and network activity to provide a complete audit trail of user activity.

Varonis represents the industry standard for data security and threat protection,” said Oded Nagel, chief strategy officer, Ctera. “By integrating Varonis’s technology into our global file system, we offer enterprises a compelling solution to power the new working environment with secure and tightly controlled distributed file services across core, branch, and home users.


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