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Varonis Enhances Data Security with AI Prompt Monitoring Feature for Microsoft 365 Copilot

Varonis has unveiled a significant enhancement to its Microsoft 365 Copilot security offering. The new feature, prompt monitoring, empowers security teams to investigate and mitigate risky prompts, responses, and sensitive file references directly within the Varonis Data Security Platform.


The proliferation of generative AI tools has revolutionized productivity, but it has also introduced vulnerabilities, as attackers and rogue insiders exploit these technologies to rapidly gather and exfiltrate sensitive data. Identifying and promptly addressing prompt hacking is crucial for overcoming security impediments that currently hinder many AI initiatives. Varonis for Microsoft 365 Copilot is designed to identify suspicious prompts, such as employees searching for salary information or trade secrets. Beyond flagging overtly malicious intent, Varonis leverages machine learning to construct behavioral profiles for individual users, enabling the detection of abnormal actions — whether with Copilot or other means.


Brian Vecci, Varonis Field CTO, highlighted the company's distinctive capability to swiftly detect and thwart risky AI activity. "Now, security analysts can replay the user's entire Copilot interaction right within the Varonis UI to quickly get to the bottom of a Copilot-related alert," Vecci stated. In addition to prompt monitoring and analysis, Varonis streamlines investigations with Athena AI, an embedded assistant that assists security analysts in resolving incidents expeditiously. Moreover, customers can opt for Varonis' Managed Data Detection and Response service, which provides round-the-clock threat detection and response coverage with an industry-leading service level agreement.


As a top-tier Microsoft Partner, Varonis collaborates closely with Microsoft to offer security solutions that complement the latter's robust ecosystem. Together, Varonis and Microsoft facilitate the secure adoption and utilization of Microsoft 365 Copilot for their clientele.

Organizations keen on evaluating their AI readiness and embarking on their Microsoft 365 Copilot journey can request a complimentary Varonis Data Risk Assessment directly from the Azure Marketplace. This assessment serves as a crucial step towards fortifying data security in an era dominated by rapid technological advancements.

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