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Holly LaFon
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Baron Opportunity Fund Comments on Varonis Systems

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April 20, 2017 | About:

We initiated a position in Varonis Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS) this quarter. Varonis helps organizations manage and protect their unstructured human-generated data (think office documents, PDFs, etc.) through a unique mouse trap – a proprietary software engine that captures, stores and analyzes the metadata of files in real time. We like to think that Varonis is doing inside the enterprise what Google is doing over the internet – if you have an easy way to index every file and track its use, you can provide high value-add services. One of these important services is insider threat protection. Varonis enables information technology managers to understand, in real time, where their data is, who has access to it and how it’s being used. This service has proven to be a highly effective tool in combatting the growing problem of ransomware. This has been one of the fundamental growth drivers for the company over the last year. Varonis has additional products and services, which we believe over time it will be able to sell into their existing and new customers. We believe Varonis plays in a large market with strong growth trends and benign competition. We like the pace of innovation and execution of the company and its consistency and look forward to seeing more from team Varonis in the future.

From the Baron Opportunity Fund first quarter 2017 shareholder letter.

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