How Smart are you? Here’s a quick quiz to find out:

1. In the mid-60’s TV show Get Smart, Don Adams’ fellow female agent was Agent number what?

a. 79

b. 89

c. 99

d. 229


2. True or False

Unstructured data is human-generated, existing on Windows and Linux/Unix File servers, SharePoint and Exchange Platforms.


3. Who were Get Smarts’ creators?

a. Steve Allen

b. Mel Brooks and Buck Henry

c. Buck Henry and Cesar Romero

d. Mel Brooks


4. True or False

Unstructured data on average represents 80% of your organization’s data and is multiplying at 30-50% a year.


5. What device did “Control” utilize in order to keep information confidential?

a. A tricked-out umbrella

b. A private closet

c. The Cone of Silence

d. Invisible Ink


6. Which of the following questions regarding the management of unstructured data is difficult for most organizations to answer?

a. Who owns what data?

b. Who has permission to the data?

c. What data is highly sensitive and over-exposed?

d. How can exposed data be remedied without disturbing the business?

e. What data is being deleted? By whom?

f. What data is walking out of the company and with whom?

g. All the above.


7. Which was not one of Maxwell Smart’s catchphrases?

a. Maxwell Smart will not fail.

b. I asked you not to tell me that.

c. Would you believe…

d. Missed it by that much.

e. And…loving it.


8. True or False

TransAccel Group has partnered with Varonis Systems to offer solutions that address the concerns regarding the proliferation of unstructured data by offering audit trail analysis, permissions hierarchies and transparency, alerts, and data transfer solutions, among other benefits.


9. Which of the following characters was not featured in Get Smart?

a. The Chief

b. Dr. Iron

c. Hymie the Robot

d. Ludwig Von Siegfried

e. Mr. Big


10. Varonis software reduces risks to data in which of the following ways:

a. Data mistakenly exposed is identified and locked down safely, including sensitive and regulated content

b. Access controls are much more restricted; employees have access to only what they need

c. Data owners with knowledge of their data assets are in control; the right people review data access and group memberships

d. Every file and email touch is captured and analyzed

e. All use is monitored

f. Automatic baselines are created for every user allowing deviations to be detected

g. Abuse is detected and real-time alerts are triggered

h. By digitizing all past Get Smart Episodes

i. All the above, except (h)


If you answered questions 1 (c), 3 (b), 5 (c), 7 (a), and 9 (b),you probably watched too much TV as I child, as I did. If you got them all wrong you’re probably a lot younger than I am.

If you answered questions 2 (True), 4 (True), 6 (g), 8 (True), 10 (i), you realize how critically important it is to get a handle on your human-generated unstructured data.

Did you know that if Maxwell Smart and Control did not confront and defeat KAOS, the entire world would have been in disarray? Did you also know that by 2020, a typical company will have to manage and protect 14 times more data than it has today? Moreover, they’ll have to make sure the right data is available to the right people, wherever they are, and on whatever devices they use. The relentless growth of data carries big opportunities and serious risks for organizations of all sizes. The intersection of opportunity and risk, and enabling the safe collaboration needed to drive business forward was described on as “the defining challenge of the age of big data.” Sounds like potential CHAOS to us.

Please allow TransAccel to assist you in evaluating your current needs relative to the management, remediation and governance of your growing unstructured data. We would be pleased to schedule a discussion or a brief demonstration of Varonis’ powerful software solution as well as the added value that TransAccel brings to the challenge.

As Agent 86 would say, Would you believe the management and protection of unstructured data is a significant and troubling concern that needs attention today rather than waiting until it is too far out of control? In this case, the answer is absolutely YES.