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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BWise

Well suited for general compliance, multiple initiatives, and integration with TeamMate.SAP GRC Process control may be better suited for an SAP environment.Oracle GRC may be better suited for an Oracle environment.Overall, BWise is a very cost effective, and flexible solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

For sure it is well suited for companies that need to keep track of their data and that are willing to pay for it. It does an excelent job of monitoring the file's access, with zero impact on Storage's performance. Sometimes it is not enough to be able to restore the data. Sometimes in critical incidents, managers and heads demand to know who caused it. Thanks to Varonis we were able to give them this information easily and in a short time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Governance, Risk & Compliance

BWise
8.3
Varonis Data Security Platform
Common repository of GRC items
BWise
8.7
Varonis Data Security Platform
Risk management
BWise
8.1
Varonis Data Security Platform
Integration with Corporate Performance Management (CPM) systems
BWise
7.0
Varonis Data Security Platform
GRC policy management
BWise
8.7
Varonis Data Security Platform
Incident management
BWise
9.0
Varonis Data Security Platform

Pros

BWise

  • Great reporting tool (uses SAP Business Objects). It is quite flexible on types of reports that can be created and supported. Also the reporting consultants are very competent and nice.
  • Highly customizable solution: almost everything can be tailored to an organization's needs, assessments, audits, issues, recommendations, tasks, etc. However, there's a trade-off between customization and the integration of different areas of the organization.
  • Increases visibility and efficiency in the organization. BWise offers centralized repositories (catalogs) that can be easily accessed and used by everyone in the organization (e.g. Process catalog, Policies and Procedures catalog, Risks, Controls, Laws catalogs, etc.). Also, the application allows findings on controls tested by Audit to be automatically reflected in controls monitored by SOX for example, without the need for SOX to retest them. So one area can leverage on the work of other areas increasing operational efficiency.
  • Increases integration and avoids silos. By choosing the correct design (e.g. Risk Workshops instead of Open Assessments), one area can see and benefit from another areas' work. An example was mentioned above; another would be Operational Risk area considering the results of Business Continuity, Vendor Management, Info Security, etc. assessments when carrying out theirs. Additionally, processes can be integrated: when contracting a new vendor for instance, one can include questions about data confidentiality and usage of models in the Vendor risk assessment. Answers to these could then trigger Info Sec / Model Risk assessments.
  • Increases accountability. Application provides full audit/change log with the type of change, name of executor, and date of change.
  • Easier follow-up. BWise sends automatic emails with reminders to the people required to take action on an issue, assessment, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

  • Ability to structure unstructured data
  • Help with data classification projects
  • Put access controls around data
  • Find out what is happening with your data
Philip Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BWise

  • Integration with SAP for continuous control monitoring.
  • Control mapping to standards: ISO; COSO; COBIT; HIPAA; SP800_53 (NIST); FedRAMP; PCI_DSS; BITS; GAAP; AICPA; BSI; CCM; COPPA; CSA
  • Surveys.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

  • Improve audit filters.
  • Be licensed for all use only and not separate, as here our e-mail is not auditable by [Varonis Data Security Platform] for lack of license.
  • Improve web dashboard interface to one that is more intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BWise

BWise 9.0
Based on 1 answer
BWIse is very flexible, and an affordable GRC tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

BWise

BWise 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I found BWise to be very intuitive and user friendly.
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

BWise

BWise 9.0
Based on 1 answer
BWise support is knowledgeable and responsive. Bug fixes and development are also timely and ongoing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

Varonis Data Security Platform 9.5
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

Implementation Rating

BWise

BWise 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The main issues were managing the internal conflicts and competing objectives, rather than the capability and implementation of BWise itself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Varonis Data Security Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BWise

Wasn't personally involved in the vendor selection process. I am aware that one of the main drivers for selecting BWise was cost (I believe BWise total project cost was several times lower than MetricStream's).
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

BWise

  • Increased employee efficiency especially considering incident management and follow up.
  • Increased visibility and senior management information/awareness.
  • Increased employee accountability.
  • Reduction of silos.
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

Pricing Details

BWise

General

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

Varonis Data Security Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BWise
8.1
Varonis Data Security Platform
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

BWise
9.0
Varonis Data Security Platform

Usability

BWise
9.0
Varonis Data Security Platform
8.0

Support Rating

BWise
9.0
Varonis Data Security Platform
9.5

Implementation Rating

BWise
8.0
Varonis Data Security Platform

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