Varonis Systems was founded in early 2005 by networking and storage experts Yaki Faitelson and Ohad Korkus. After spending years in the development, design and implementation of large scale networking and data management infrastructures for NetVision and Network Appliance, they came to a realization: The processes for monitoring who has access to sensitive data, finding data owners and controlling access to this data were fundamentally flawed since they were highly manual, resource intensive, and rarely ensured that rightful data access was consistently maintained.


The Varonis Data Governance suite helps organizations manage and protect their unstructured and semi structured data—the documents, spreadsheets, presentations, media files and other business data in file servers, NAS devices, SharePoint and Exchange. These critical data assets are massive and growing rapidly. According to industry analysts:

  • 80% of organizational data is unstructured
  • Unstructured data will grow by 650% in the next five years


Even though these assets are growing and important, critical questions about them can’t be answered without Metadata Framework technology:

  • Who has access to them?
  • Who should and shouldn’t have access to them?
  • Who uses them?
  • Who abuses their access?
  • Who owns them?
  • Which are sensitive and exposed to risk?


The Varonis Data Governance Suite helps answer these urgent questions, aligns critical business assets with their proper owners, and empowers them with intelligence to make decisions about access controls and appropriate use, that are then executed without IT intervention.