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.
“The Axiomatics Dynamic Authorization Suite offers an extensive solution, supporting a variety of deployment environments and application integration requirements. In addition, enterprise policy analysis and maintenance will benefit from Axiomatics reverse query facility to browse user entitlement lists”
“As data sources evolve and produce more data, the processes and technologies companies utilize to protect business-critical information must stay apace,” said Gerry Gebel, Axiomatics’ vice president of business development. “Modern technologies must protect information at the micro level to enable precise data access anywhere, anytime, from any device over the internet.”
To take advantage of enterprise data, organizations must first make that data available to key decision-makers within the company. The ability to securely access, share, and analyze data to uncover insights and meet business objectives is essential to success. Companies are storing data across different data stores and cloud platforms, ensuring only authorized users have access to the right information under the right circumstances. This is crucial.