NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Loyola University Maryland has been named as a 2015 Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Award honoree for its use of Varonis (NASDAQ:VRNS), the leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data. This prestigious honor recognizes innovative big data initiatives that have delivered significant business value.
Loyola University Maryland feared the possibility of falling victim to a fate that other major universities around them had experienced: a major data breach. In the months following the early 2014 attack on a major university nearby, Loyola’s CIO, Louise Finn, proactively explored various solutions that could mitigate risk in the event of a similar attack, but the technologies she probed could not provide reliable and detailed insights. That’s when Finn and her IT team discovered Varonis Systems, Inc. and its DatAdvantage solution. Now, with Varonis, Loyola is able to track all access to data and assess it against baseline end-user activity and know when abnormal behaviors occur.
David Gibson, Varonis VP of Strategy and Market Development, said, “Loyola University Maryland has done a phenomenal job implementing and using DatAdvantage to secure its sensitive data. As an academic institution, they carry staggering amounts of all types of unstructured, sensitive data, including emails, word documents and spreadsheets that belong to and contain information about employees, students and partners. Investing in the security of these files is incredibly important in today’s threat environment. We are thrilled that Computerworld has chosen them for the 2015 Data+ Editors’ Choice Awards.”
“We are pleased to announce the 2015 Data+ Editors’ Choice Awards honorees,” said Scot Finnie, Editor in Chief, Computerworld. “This year’s honorees have used analytics to solve vexing business and humanitarian problems. They are taking data analytics to the next level – mining data to make fast business decisions, measure risk, create efficiencies and much more.”
The Data+ Editors’ Choice Awards honorees and their achievements will be highlighted in a special September feature on Computerworld.com.
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About Computerworld’s Data+ Editor’s Choice Awards
The Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice awards program was launched in 2013 by IDG’s Computerworld editorial team to recognize organizations that are mining big data to analyze and predict business trends and monetize this information. Organizations were asked to complete questionnaires detailing their big data projects, which were then reviewed by the Computerworld editorial team. From those questionnaires, honorees were selected for their ability to achieve business benefits through big data, and demonstrate real-world results and best practices. View the 2015 winners on Computerworld.com.
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.5 million monthly page views (Omniture, November 2014 – January 2015 average) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
Varonis is the leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data. Varonis provides an innovative software platform that allows enterprises to map, analyze, manage and migrate their unstructured data. Varonis specializes in human-generated data, a type of unstructured data that includes an enterprise’s spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio files, video files, emails, text messages and any other data created by employees. This data often contains an enterprise’s financial information, product plans, strategic initiatives, intellectual property and numerous other forms of vital information. IT and business personnel deploy Varonis software for a variety of use cases, including data governance, data security, archiving, file synchronization, enhanced mobile data accessibility and information collaboration. As of June 30, 2015, Varonis had approximately 3,750 customers, spanning leading firms in the financial services, public, healthcare, industrial, energy & utilities, technology, consumer and retail, education and media & entertainment sectors.
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