March 16, 2011 – Varonis Systems has released the findings of a Technology Spotlight issued by analyst firm IDC that outlines the emergence of metadata framework technology as a critical component for managing and securing unstructured and semi-structured data. Are they preaching to the choir?

Insurance News Net brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “When it Comes to Securing and Managing Data, It’s all about the Metadata.” The report, titled “Leveraging Metadata Framework Technology to Take Control of the Information Explosion,” explains how the widespread use of collaborative content technologies results in the explosion of unstructured and semi-structured data. Collaboration can be good, but it also introduces significant risk with access control requirements.

Varonis Metadata Framework technology is designed to non-intrusively collect critical metadata about unstructured and semi-structured data. Varonis customers can completely standardize unstructured and semi-structured data protection and management for their file systems, NAS, SharePoint Sites and Exchange mailboxes and public.

It is important to protect your data, and the time and technology required to do so is worth the effort. Choose your products and partners wisely.

Melody K. Smith