Owen Lamb, Manager of Sales Engineering at New York City-based software solution provider, Varonis Systems, spoke with CRNtv about why data protection should be a top priority at companies today.
"All you really have to do is turn on the news with all of the breaches that are happening these days," said Lamb. "The majority of them are related to unstructured data, so email systems, files shares, etc."
He explained that the high number of breaches that have happened in the past few years underscores the importance of the data protection issue many companies are facing.
"There are definitely some challenges with the underlying management of those systems because it's become very burdensome to monitor," said Lamb.
The growth of data companies have seen in the last decade has made it all the more challenging for IT departments to keep track of it all.
"Our focus at Varonis is simply to better enable companies to get a handle on the challenges they are facing and help them prioritize their clean-up efforts."
Lamb also said that automation is playing a key role in the heavy-lifting that comes with data management.