Data security is no longer just about protecting your perimeters or preventing cyberattacks. It is also about keeping confidential information safe from unauthorized users, which includes everyone from employees and contractors to third-party vendors and customers, as the enterprise’s entire network is prone to data loss from accidental or malicious leakage. PBAC offers a myriad of advantages such as:
#1 – Data-Centric Protection Anytime, Anywhere
A PBAC system protects your data in real-time by ensuring that sensitive information stays within its intended boundaries and never becomes vulnerable to being leaked accidentally or maliciously. It is able to provide fine-grained policy controls over every aspect of how users interact with it—from devices they connect through, applications they use on those devices and everything in between (such as files stored in the cloud).
#2 – Adherence to Security Compliance
With Policy Based Access Control, organizations can configure policies to enforce compliance with industry standards and regulations. Enterprises can define granular controls down to the individual object level and apply them across multiple environments, including virtual machines (VMs) in the public cloud or on-premises servers.
In organizations where employees are required to adhere to compliance standards, having an efficient auditing process is critical. PBAC enables an automated auditing process that makes way for enforcing policies and meeting regulatory requirements, which can be time-consuming and error-prone if done manually.
#3 – More Efficient Security Control, Lower Security Costs
PBAC is a more effective approach than traditional access control as it allows you to establish policies that are centrally managed, providing consistent enforcement across applications. Using a centrally managed policy system, authorization policies can be reviewed across the enterprise, reducing administration cost. By incorporating dynamic authorization, it also allows administrators to adjust policies to enforce new requirements in real-time. Through increasing business agility and efficiency, it enables enterprises to modernize their IT, extend competitive advantages and prevent data breaches.
For more information on Nextlabs PBAC solutions, watch Control Center Policy Authoring: Nextlabs Policy-Based Authorization Management and Control Center Administration Section- NextLabs Policy-Based Authorization Management.