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Axiomatics Launches SmartGuard® for Data – Spark SQL Edition

New SmartGuard for Data Edition Enables Fine-Grained Access Control and Privacy Protection for Large Data Stores On-Premise and in the Cloud

CHICAGO – September 17, 2019 – Axiomatics, the leader in externalized, fine-grained dynamic authorization, today announced the availability of the Spark SQL Edition of SmartGuard for Data. The new edition extends Axiomatics’ leading data authorization suite to structured data processing with Apache Spark.

New SmartGuard for Data Edition Enables Fine-Grained Access Control and Privacy Protection for Large Data Stores On-Premise and in the Cloud

With the convergence of meeting privacy regulations, data access governance and the pressure to increase value out of data and commercialize it, organizations require the ability to securely and accurately share access to large data stores. SmartGuard for Data meets this need head-on. As a leading analytics engine, Apache Spark use continues to grow exponentially among developers, especially as it also supports c-level priorities and does not impede technical users like data analysts. SmartGuard for Data – Spark SQL Edition provides a layer of fine-grained authorization not previously available for Apache Spark. This means data processing platforms such as Databricks, Qubole, etc. can use SmartGuard for Data – Spark SQL Edition to seamlessly control access for any processing task in real-time, regardless of where the data resides. 

Unique in its attribute-based policy approach to access management, SmartGuard for Data provides control and visibility of user access to large data stores either on-premise or in the cloud. By leveraging Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC), enterprises can quickly share sensitive data, fueling collaboration, speed to market and innovation, while also ensuring privacy and intellectual property are secure.

“In response to strong customer demand and field deployments, Axiomatics developed the SmartGuard for Data – Spark SQL Edition to enable large enterprises to process large data stores in a new secure way, that is centralized, scalable, accurate and fast,” said Pablo Giambiagi, Axiomatics’ vice president of product management. “SmartGuard for Data also ensures regulatory compliance like privacy and GDPR are met.”

For platforms like Databricks, which is a Unified Analytics Platform that accelerates innovation by unifying data science, engineering and business, SmartGuard for Data works seamlessly to protect the data that flows through the platform. 

Use cases for SmartGuard for Data include secure data sharing for pharmaceuticals, life science companies banking, healthcare, manufacturing and more. This latest innovation expands the industry-leading Axiomatics Dynamic Authorization Suite, protecting applications, data, APIs and microservices. 

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Axiomatics will also host a live webinar titled “Speed, Privacy and Security: Get to the Value of Data in Apache Spark with SmartGuard for Data” on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Noon CDT. The webinar will cover how it works and highlight sample use cases. Click to register


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