CHICAGO – November 15, 2018 – Axiomatics Federal, Inc., the leader in fine-grained dynamic authorization for customers and partners of the federal government, announced today they have won an American Security Today 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award. Axiomatics Federal, Inc. received the Platinum Award in the Innovative Access and Authentication System Solutions category.
“Since IT environments are becoming increasingly complicated, federal agencies, like the Department of Homeland Security, are finding new ways to manage their complex and changing access control needs,” said Craig Gilley, president of Axiomatics Federal, Inc. “The Axiomatics Policy Server does just that. This award establishes the Axiomatics Policy Server as the go-to dynamic authorization solution for Federal agencies and I couldn’t be prouder of this accomplishment.”
There are several data access control challenges unique to the Federal Government. Complex government agencies require complete control over who, when, and how their most sensitive data is accessed to reduce the threat of insider threat and maintain compliance with security directives and privacy laws.
This level of security requires fine-grained Attribute Based Access Control (or ABAC), which 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, what his/her role is within a government organization, his/her credentials, and when he/she should be granted access.
ABAC guidelines have been published by 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. 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 organizations to effectively share information and collaborate securely – while solving many of the data leakage challenges that are present today.
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.
For more information on how we work with the Federal Government, please reach out to set up a discovery call.