Monday, December 21, 2015

Can Varonis Capture "Copy" Events?

I get asked regularly if Varonis DatAdvantage can identify when a user copies a file?  

It depends. 

  • If the user opens a file on a server and copies it to his desktop, Varonis DOES NOT record the copy to the desktop, only that the file on the server was opened.  
  • If the user copies a file from one folder to another on the same server, we will see a rename event.
  • If the user copies a file from one server to another server, you will see a File Open on the first server and a File Create on the second server.

Based on how must people ask the question, the answer is no.  To really know what the user did with the file you need a Data Loss Prevention solution like Digital Guardian (our choice) or Symantec DLP.