Axiomatics Federal, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Axiomatics Inc., is a U.S. company with offices in Reston, Virginia. The federal team works closely with federal government agencies and partners to meet mission-critical access control needs with a policy-based approach delivery through externalized dynamic authorization management. Complex government agencies require complete control over the access of their most sensitive data to reduce the threat of insider threat and maintain compliance with security directives and privacy laws.
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Attribute Based Access Control (or ABAC) allows agencies to perform run-time access control based on digital policies derived from organizational, enterprise, or business policies. This dynamic authorization model can define, for example, a mission-critical policy about a user’s access rights to a data record, taking into consideration the user’s identity, role within a government organization, credentials, and when he/she should be granted access.
With guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), ABAC has quickly become the standard access control model for the Federal Government, ensuring sensitive data remains secure across innumerable applications and databases. solving many of the data leakage challenges that are present today.
U.S. federal agencies can address Insider Threat and other access control challenges by managing access to sensitive data with dynamic authorization at the application, API, and data layers, from one centrally managed point.
ABAC is powered by the eXtensible Access Control Mark-up Language (XACML) standard, of which Axiomatics is a major contributor. Axiomatics products are all standards-based, enabling government agencies to effectively share information and collaborate securely.
As a CDM contract affiliate and GSA listed organization, Axiomatics’ works with the Federal Government, its contractors, and security integrators to deploy ABAC. The Axiomatics authorization suite allows agencies to maintain complete control and visibility over access control, while providing a single point of management for digital policies that govern data access. As regulations and security postures change, organizations can adjust policies once and have them apply agency-wide.
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