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Solve Modern Policy Challenges with Attribute-Based Access Controls (ABAC)
Why RBAC Simply Doesn’t Cut It Anymore
Role-based access controls (RBAC) were introduced to reduce the burden of managing access per individual as the number of applications multiplied, but attribute-based access controls (ABAC) represent a more modern approach. This is because the complexity of what a user can do within applications, the conditions under which they access them, and the policies governing appropriate use have skyrocketed.
All this means that role-based access controls are no longer sufficient to protect your most valuable assets. The context of every access point — identity, role, location, risk profile, and other attributes — needs to be considered to dynamically authorize access to your data based on policies that can consider roles in addition to other attributes.
Without taking the full context of a request into consideration, you waste valuable administrative time and risk mistakes being made while managing more roles than employees. You aren’t considering the differing value and sensitivity of data within your applications, which leads to over privileging. And you’re unable to account for an increasingly mobile, distributed, and remote workforce, which exacerbates risk.
Policy has become the new perimeter and dynamic attribute-based access controls are the answer to implementing consistent authorization in any environment across your entire organization.
Learn how Machina delivers dynamic authorization through attribute-based control that unifies data security and access control.