Analysys Mason tackles file sharing securely with Varonis DatAnywhere

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Varonis Systems, Inc., the provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data, has confirmed how it has helped telecoms research and consultancy firm Analysys Mason's global workforce have the same access to its file storage, from different locations and devices, in a controlled and secure manner.

Since implementing Varonis' Enterprise File Sync and Share solution DatAnywhere, Analysys Mason, a global specialist adviser on telecoms, media and technology (TMT), has significantly reduced costs by not having to waste money replicating and storing data offsite – either in physical or virtual repositories.

Analysys Mason was able to seamlessly roll out DatAnywhere across the organisation to its entire workforce within hours. Tomasz Foltman, senior network analyst, said "There isn't a comparable product as far as I can tell in terms of functionality. The added bonus is that DatAnywhere's total cost of ownership is much lower than another product we were looking into. Simply speaking, you have your network shares and you put DatAnywhere next to them ­­­− users don't see any difference so they have no idea that it's there, but I do and I know it is working."

Varonis DatAnywhere in Action

Analysys Mason's research division has access to a massive range of data, content, and intellectual property, and a key requirement from its clients is that data must not leave Analysys Mason's premises. Unlike alternative solutions that require data to be stored in off-site repositories, DatAnywhere is deployed alongside Analysys Mason's existing network sharing solutions. This allows the adviser to retain ownership, and more importantly control, of its files.

One of the key benefits for Analysys Mason is that DatAnywhere works alongside its existing file shares, which were instantly accessible after implementation. For Tomasz, this offered a number of benefits, as he explains, "Getting the solution up and running is quick and painless − it's as simple as installing Microsoft Office. As the data doesn't move, there's no danger of files going missing or not replicating correctly, and user access is provisioned almost automatically."

Tomasz adds, "We knew that employees were storing data for long periods on their laptops, which are vulnerable and at risk of being misplaced. While we had installed strong cryptography to prevent this being an issue, should the device end up in the wrong hands, it would still be an inconvenience if the original data were lost, not to mention potentially expensive to replace."

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