Cloud Security

Self-service tool claims to execute cloud-based data access in five minutes

“Cloud computing” by Damien Pollet is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

DataSecOps company Satori on Thursday announced a self-service data access capability that it says cuts down cloud-based data access from a manual, three-week process that requires database administrators to a five-minute task that any business user can do.

Today, enterprise data access requires workers and managers who need data to create an IT work-order and wait for busy database administrators and engineers, explained Eldad Chai, co-founder and CEO of Satori. Chai said data access takes a long time because it requires code and ad-hoc configurations, such as database views, complex user and role permissions, and various infrastructure changes.

“The entire process is lengthy, manual, risky and difficult to manage,” said Chai. “Today, people go server by server, database by database and table by table to configure database access. Our service automates it and takes the human element out of the process.”

With the new self-service data access from Satori, Chai said database administrators can implement self-service data access workflows that define which users can access which datasets and put data access control in the hands of data stewards (business users) who control data access through a user interface and notifications-based workflows. He added that administrators can implement these changes without changing existing infrastructure or authentication schemes.

Chai added that people should think of the service as “zero trust” for database access, where access and authentication are done automatically versus having to do it manually.

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