Boldon James and Varonis Announce Alliance

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Boldon James Announces Alliance with Varonis to Deliver Breakthrough Data Governance and Protection

Label based solution classifies and protects emails to ensure only authorised users have access.

Farnborough, 18th January 2017 – QinetiQ’s data security company Boldon James, the leading specialist provider of data classification and secure messaging solutions, and Varonis Systems, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks, today announced the integration of Boldon James Classifier data classification solution suite with the Varonis Metadata Framework platform. The Boldon James Classifier integration with Varonis solutions will enable organizations to ensure their most valuable data is monitored and protected against the rapidly growing threats arising from both insiders and external cyberattacks.

The combined value of the Varonis and Boldon James solutions helps to reduce the business risk of valued and sensitive information ending up in the wrong hands, while enhancing decision making and increasing the effectiveness of enterprise search and retrieval. The joint Boldon James and Varonis solutions will enable organizations to better understand the value and exposure of sensitive data, increase user awareness, reduce risk and enable organizations to get the most value from their swelling volumes of files, emails and other sensitive data.

“We are delighted that Varonis is partnering with Boldon James to deliver class-leading data governance and protection capabilities with user-driven data classification at the core. The combined offering of Varonis and Boldon James Classifier enables organisations to identify, protect and monitor their most valuable data, wherever it is located,” said Martin Sugden, CEO at Boldon James. “This partnership adds significant value to our mutual customers and strengthens our leading position in data classification, offering the widest range of products and best-of-breed integrations with leading technology vendors such as Varonis.”

David Gibson, Varonis Vice President of Strategy and Market Development, said, “It has never been more important for every organization to step up its protection of its most valuable, sensitive data – especially from insider threats, which increasingly are caused by attackers gaining access to employees’ accounts through sophisticated phishing and ransomware. Like Varonis, Boldon James understands the importance of protecting the data itself. Connecting the classification applied through Boldon James empowers organizations to understand what’s inside all these files and email stores so they can be protected from insider threats and cyberattacks. We are really looking forward to working with Boldon James and the impact that this integration can have on our mutual customers.”

 About Boldon James

For over 30 years, Boldon James has been a leader in data classification and secure messaging solutions, helping organisations manage and protect sensitive information securely and in compliance with legislation and standards, in some of the most complex and demanding messaging environments in the world.

Boldon James Classifier empowers users, who create and handle data, to easily assign value to it in the form of visual and metadata labels.  This is a key step in determining how the data is managed, protected and shared and fundamental to any organization’s data security and management strategy.  Critically, involving users in the classification process helps to foster a strong security culture that takes ownership for protecting sensitive data. Recently the company launched their latest product – Mac Classifier – becoming the first data classification vendor to extend capabilities to cover the Microsoft Office for Mac suite, including coverage for Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Boldon James is a wholly-owned subsidiary of QinetiQ plc, with offices worldwide.

About QinetiQ

A FTSE250 company, QinetiQ uses its world class knowledge, research and innovation to provide high-end technical expertise and advice, to customers in the global aerospace, defence and security markets. Visit the website at

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.