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Last updated : Sep 27, 2023
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Sep 2023
Trial ?

Since we last wrote about Immuta, our teams have gained significant experience with this data security platform. Its highlights include the ability to define subscription and data policies as code, version control and the ability to deploy these policies automatically to higher environments. Its ABAC support allows us to associate tags to data sources; if the same tag is associated with the user, access is granted. By leveraging Immuta and Snowflake integration we've been able to automate granting access to data products or data sets in a self-serve fashion. When the "user" requests access to a data product or a data set, the data product tag is then associated with the "user" as an attribute upon approval. Since the attribute on the "user" matches the tag on the data source, access is granted automatically courtesy of Immuta's Global Subscription policy. It's also worth noting Immuta's data masking policies which preserve data privacy by masking and restricting PII information to a specific user. Additional access to sensitive information at a much more granular level can be defined using row-level security policies that ensure users only have access to the specific data they're authorized to view. We've been happy with Immuta which is why we’re moving it to Trial — it provides a good developer experience and makes it easier for large organizations to manage data policies.

Apr 2023
Assess ?

Immuta is a data security platform that allows you to secure access to your data, automatically discover sensitive data and audit how data is being used in an organization. In the past, we've talked about the importance of automation, engineering practices and treating security policy as code when we think about security concerns. Data security is no different. Our teams have been exploring Immuta to manage data policies as code to allow for fine-grained access control which is beyond what role-based access control (RBAC) can offer. Version-controlled policies can be tested and then provisioned as part of a CI/CD pipeline. In a decentralized data ecosystem, like one facilitated by data mesh, having domain-specific roles can lead to role or group proliferation in the identity system. Immuta’s attribute-based access control (ABAC) capability reduces the access grant to a mathematical equation of matching an "attribute" on the user to a "tag" on the data source. This platform is still new but certainly worth highlighting for data security needs.

Published : Apr 26, 2023

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