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Varonis Keeps Client Data at Utah's Largest Law Firm Secure from Cyberattacks and Ransomware

Posted by VLCM on Jan 31, 2017 8:51:46 AM

Prestigious Kirton McConkie Monitors Access to Sensitive Files with Varonis DatAdvantage and DatAlert

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Varonis Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS), a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks, today detailed how Kirton McConkie, Utah's largest law firm, has gained visibility and control over its clients' and attorneys' data.

Kirton McConkie is the latest in a growing list of customers relying on Varonis DatAdvantage for Windows and DatAlert at a time when new forms of malware, ransomware and other intrusive techniques threaten to disrupt operations and expose sensitive data at organizations of all types and sizes.  

David Clark, Director of Information Technology at Kirton McConkie, said, "From a security standpoint, visibility is what it's all about. In less than two hours, we had Varonis DatAdvantage and DatAlert configured and running in our production environment, which has a Dell Compellent storage solution. There is tangible value in real-time visibility and alerting over our client data. That data control makes Varonis uniquely positioned in the market, and ultimately played a strong role in our selection." Kirton McConkie has the highest rating for professional and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the prestigious Bar Register of pre-eminent law firms in the U.S.

Varonis DatAdvantage and DatAlert provide reporting and alerts based on data and file system usage, detecting and stopping external intrusions, malicious insiders, or employee accounts that have been compromised. Varonis solutions monitor file activity and user behavior, prevent data breaches from the inside out, and make permissions management and auditing a breeze. Varonis performs user behavior analytics (UBA), using machine learning to find patterns and anomalous behavior to stop breaches before they happen.

Kirton McConkie engaged with VLCM, a regional security-focused solution provider with more than 30 years of experience providing IT solutions. The Varonis solution helped Kirton McConkie gain visibility into its data, and assure that its data is only accessed by those who need to access it.

Clark continued, "I don't look for vendors per se. I look for business partners, and I feel like Varonis has become a business partner because of the technology and the support. Visibility and data leak protection are how Varonis gives us not only greater security, but precious time savings. We've set up various alerts and are confident the firm's data is well secured. It makes the worry of CryptoLocker, or any malicious malware attack, a distant memory. If anything is compromised in the future, we should know within a couple of minutes and be able to take the appropriate steps.  This gives us time to deal with the issue on a small scale versus enterprise interruption with lawyers who bill in seven-minute increments.  Literally, time is money in our world."

In a field where trust and reputation play a key role in both retaining and attracting new business, Varonis helps Kirton McConkie give its clients peace of mind that their data is secure.

David Gibson, Varonis Vice President of Strategy and Market Development, said, "Varonis helps companies like Kirton McConkie secure their data from malicious or compromised insiders, employee and administrative mistakes, and external attacks.  Instead of responding to breaches long after they've occurred, Varonis customers are getting ahead of threats and mitigating potential damage proactively."

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About Varonis
Varonis is a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks. Through an innovative software platform, Varonis allows organizations to analyze, secure, manage, and migrate their volumes of unstructured data. Varonis specializes in file and email systems that store valuable spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio and video files, emails, and text. This rapidly growing data often contains an enterprise's financial information, product plans, strategic initiatives, intellectual property, and confidential employee, customer or patient records. IT and business personnel deploy Varonis software for a variety of use cases, including data security, governance and compliance, user behavior analytics, archiving, search, and file synchronization and sharing. With offices and partners worldwide, Varonis had approximately 5,000 customers as of September 30, 2016, spanning leading firms in financial services, healthcare, public, industrial, insurance, energy and utilities, media and entertainment, consumer and retail, technology and education sectors. 


VLCM is a leading IT provider for the Rocky Mountain Region, with offices in Salt Lake City, Lehi, St. George, Boise, Denver, and Albuquerque.  VLCM provides end-to-end, customized IT solutions for both public and private sectors. Their 3-decades of expertise has landed VLCM in the CRN MSP 500 and Tech Elite 250 lists, the Utah Fast 50, and more.