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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Alation Data Catalog is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • Alation Data Catalog and Varonis Data Security Platform are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Alation

90%
2 Ratings
9.0

Varonis Data Security Platform

90%
11 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Alation

100%
1 Rating
8.0

Varonis Data Security Platform

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

10.0

Alation

100%
1 Rating
9.6

Varonis Data Security Platform

96%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Alation

Alation is best suited for data analysts and data scientists to understand the business using the metadata that it curates. It provides a platform for users to be able to run queries and share them with other users, which creates a collaborative environment. It is a single source of truth to learn more about the data you work with daily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

The most highlighted feature of Varonis Data Security Platform is the data analyzing mechanism. It analyzes your data all the time with some special algorithms to detect any unusual activities so that it can identify any unusual behavior or users and
take necessary action to save your sensitive data. They also offer a complete dashboard solution for their customers to control across different data stores, see their current state, and any security breaches to be addressed manually.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Alation

  • Data Analyses
  • Queries
  • Data export
  • SQL
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

  • Varonis logging is very robust and captures all audit events being sent from the file servers.
  • The ability to report and alert on Active Directory account events works very well with file activity monitoring. It can show the complete picture of what an account did while being used.
  • Have a customizable dashboard is great for being able to show upper management information that only pertains to them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Alation

  • Data flow
  • Impact analysis
  • User experience
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

  • Implementation can be challenging in some areas and can only be executed by the vendor
  • Implementation can only be executed by the vendor and additional work can be chargeable
  • Licensing can be improved upon
  • Agent based so implementation can be longer than expected
Philip Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Alation

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Varonis Data Security Platform

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Usability

Alation

Alation 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a great tool in terms of user experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

Varonis Data Security Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I wish the cost was a little bit lower and increase functionality and features would give it 10/10.
Gus Awad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Alation

Alation 10.0
Based on 1 answer
You get great support from Alation right from setting up the system to using them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

Varonis Data Security Platform 9.6
Based on 6 answers
Support has always been very responsive and addressed any issues we may have had in the past. Some local engineers are willing to come onsite or work over a web session to discuss creating a new rule set or look at some issues. Getting issues address has never been a problem. There was one feature we had trouble getting to function correctly, but support and local engineers were willing to work with us as much as needed to get it working correctly for our organization.
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Alation

Alation Data Catalog allows for more powerful data analysis, queries and export of said queries to build data models and reports that lead to internal presentations. It's more user-friendly than Azure SQL, and more powerful than Microsoft Excel VBA, though I still prefer to use Microsoft Excel for most of the work that I do
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

Actually, we didn't expend much time evaluating other file auditing platforms. We chose Varonis just after a serious incident and we had already heard about Varonis at a Netapp event. So it was an easy choice. We called Varonis and asked them for a PoC, that's it. The PoC became a production and it is running until this day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Alation

  • 90%+ ROI
  • ease of data collection and export
  • streamlined data repository and global access
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

  • The positive ROI has been in time spent now vs. pre Varonis tracking down permissions and access to folders in a share environment
  • The built in policy rules were very helpful after learning how to properly apply them
  • Quick snapshot into our sensitive data repositories has been a major win for our Security team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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