Friday, December 28, 2012

User Account Management in Varonis

One of the core benefits of Varonis DatAdvantage is that System Administrators can make better decisions regarding access permissions and folder management because of the excellent visibility that the product supplies. Since they can see an entire tree with permissions and other file server metadata, they are more likely to appropriately permission folders. However, that requires that the System Admin have the system open and is regularly using it.

With the newest release of Varonis, 5.7.68, there is even more incentive for system administrators to use Varonis on a daily basis. The product now allows the Varonis user to perform an number of activities involving individual user accounts directly from the IDU GUI.

The following tasks can be performed through DatAdvantage by right-clicking on a user:

  • Creating a new user
  • Editing a user's AD properties
  • Copy a user
  • Resetting a user's password
  • Unlock a user account
  • Delete a user account
  • Enable or disable an account
  • Move an account

From the User / Group panel the Varonis admin can also filter users and groups whose accounts require attention, such as identifying locked accounts.

If you have not already done so, upgrade your system to the latest release.