CTERA announces technology partnership with Varonis

Hanit Fein of Varonis

CTERA, the edge-to-cloud file services provider, announced a new partnership with Varonis to integrate the Varonis Data Security Platform with the CTERA Enterprise File Services Platform.

The joint solution offers data classification, audit log processing, and auditing capabilities to defend sensitive data from theft, leakage, and loss. Together, CTERA and Varonis 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 an ever-growing need for global file system technology that enables users to efficiently 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 enables access to files from any edge location or device without compromising performance or security. 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. Machine learning 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.

Together, CTERA and Varonis deliver the 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 (APTs)
  • 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,” says Hanit Fein, senior director of product management at 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,” says 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.”

CTERA and Varonis will host a live webinar on 13th July 2021 to discuss the partnership and demonstrate how organisations can visualise user access of sensitive and regulated data across global locations. To Register Click here.

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