Varonis Adds Incident Response Playbooks To Data Security Platform
Sean Michael Kerner | January 22, 2019
Varonis Systems announced version 7.0 of its Data Security Platform on Jan. 22, providing organizations with new capabilities to detect and respond to threats in the cloud and on-premises. The Varonis Data Security Platform 7.0 update adds new risk dashboards that can help to highlight potential issues with Active Directory and Office 365, as well as compliance with the EU's GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Improved threat intelligence integration is also part of the 7.0 milestone, helping organizations to identify areas of concern. Additionally, Varonis is including incident response playbooks to the platform, enabling organizations to more rapidly respond to attacks. "Customers have been using Varonis to simplify security investigations with enriched, behavior-based threat models and conclusive forensics capabilities through an intuitive web UI," David Gibson, CMO of Varonis, told eWEEK. "With 7.0, they’re now able to leverage incident response playbooks built right into DatAlert." DatAlert is a core element of the Varonis Data Security Platform, providing intelligence and data analytics that can be used to help organizations identify malicious behavior. The ability to provide remediation and incident response is often part of what are known as SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation and Response) technologies. Gibson said that Varonis is not, however, positioning its platform as being SOAR. "Though DatAlert offers programmable automated responses to detected threats, the Varonis Data Security Platform should be considered complementary to SOAR solutions," Gibson said.