Regulatory Proof of Compliance - Ionic Delivers Policy Access Management

Operationalize Regulatory Compliance Enforcement

Manage the Burden of Delivering Proof of Compliance

Ever-evolving compliance and privacy regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and GLBA continue to proliferate and add layers of complex requirements that must be addressed and complied with. Traditional methods of satisfying these requirements do not scale and can't be enforced consistently. Machina enables you to operationalize the enforcement of privacy and compliance policies in real-time, coupled with auditable visibility into policy enforcement and authorization transactions in any environment.

Real-Time Privacy and Compliance
Policy Enforcement

When it comes to future-proofing your business,
you can't ignore the new realities. The stakes are too high.



the Stakes



the Rules


Enforce Privacy

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Your Business

Understand the Stakes

When it comes to the collection, storage, and use of personal data like PI, PII, and PHI, organizations have traditionally relied heavily on people and processes to satisfy regulatory compliance. But digital transformation has led to an explosion of not just data but the ways we interact with it. This compounds the challenge of complying with rapidly evolving data security and privacy regulations. The traditional methods of enforcement just can't scale and fail to satisfy the burden of proof of compliance, resulting in result in material fines, lawsuits, brand damage.

Customer PII was present in 80% of the 524 breaches analyzed

Former CTO for Identity Solutions, Equifax
President & CEO, Euclidian Trust

Security Technologist, Accenture


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Redefine the Rules

Many organizations have already taken the first step in tackling the challenges of regulatory compliance by using solutions related to data discovery and classification, but these solutions do not address real-time enforcement or provide proof to satisfy an audit. Even automated templating tools used to digitize policies rely on people and processes to enforce them with no real-time reporting of that enforcement. You need a solution that can operationalize access policies across disparate applications, repositories, resources, workloads, and services, and produce auditable visibility across traditionally siloed environments.

Enforce Privacy and Compliance Regulations

You have likely relied on role-based access controls (RBAC), but those no longer suffice to address GRC regulations in today's cloud-based and remote-enabled world. Machina leverages RBAC within a much more flexible attribute-based access control (ABAC) framework to enforce policy rules, where context is key.

Machina operationalizes policy decisions at scale against the identity of the user, details of the data, and context of the request in real-time—verifying the integrity of the entire transaction chain by ensuring that only the right user is authorized to access the right data or service under the appropriate context. Auditable visibility provides proof of compliance—who is accessing your data, which access requests were granted or denied and why, which data attributes were used in authorization decisions, attributes that have been updated, and more.

Role-based Access Control (RBAC) vs Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) comparison diagram; RBAC provides access to resources or information based on user roles, whereas ABAC provides access rights based on user, environment, or resource attributes. In the RBAC model: Admin assigns users to appropriate roles. Users are assigned to roles. Roles define authority level. Permissions are authorized for specific roles. In the ABAC model: Admin specifies access authorization rules. Examples of Resource attributes include Creation date, Resource owner, Data Sensitivity, etc. Examples of Subject (user or service) attributes include Name, Role, Security classification, etc. Examples of Environmental attributes include Access time, Data location, Threat levels, etc. User role is just one of the attributes that can be used for policy decisions. Example scenario for RBAC: Permission to Access = HR (Role) for All data in an HR Table (Resource); Example scenario for ABAC: Allow Access = HR (Role) + US (Geolocation or Country of Origin) for US Payroll related columns in an HR Table (Resource)

Role-based Access Control vs Attribute-based Access Control

In the Machina Console, Analytics provides proof of regulatory compliance,
which can be exported to your preferred SIEM if desired

Future-Proof Your Business

Machina is a game-changer for your privacy and GRC policy enforcement strategy. It unifies data security and access controls and integrates easily anywhere across cloud, on-prem, and hybrid environments, centralizing policy so that it can be managed externally and consistently without impacting development any time a regulation changes. But most importantly, Machina captures proof of compliance, documenting the full context of every access request. Visual, real-time evidence satisfies GRC requirements to audit the appropriate use of who is accessing what, when, where, and even why. Build security and privacy by default and design to future-proof your business against evolving regulations.

Create Your Gameplan to Operationalize Privacy Policy Enforcement

Before the next move catches you off guard, create a gameplan to prepare, implement, and maintain your privacy and GRC policy enforcement strategy.


Privacy and GRC regulations are becoming more complex, and enforcing these policies is more challenging than ever before. Are you able to able to enforce these policies in a consistent way across your enterprise? Is your team struggling to translate policies to code?


You've taken the fundamental steps to prepare for the game, but do your play makers⁠—admins, architects, developers⁠—have the tools they need to succeed day after day?


There is no doubt: You have established yourself on the field of play. But don't get comfortable, because the rules of the game will change with little prior notice. Can you quickly adapt to the changes as they emerge?

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