Privacera’s AWS Lake Formation Integrations Centralize Data Security and Access Policies

Privacera, a unified data security governance platform, is announcing the availability of two new AWS Lake Formation integrations, designed to centralize authoring, management, and monitoring of data security and access policies to improve the protection of sensitive data. These integrations also reduce time to insights across AWS data and analytical environments, according to the vendor.

Privacera’s announcement focuses on the expansion of its data security governance solution’s coverage, now including AWS Lake Formation, which joins the range of other services from AWS that are integrated with Privacera. 

Now, users operating within AWS Lake Formation can create and manage data security and access policies from a single location. Additionally, AWS Lake Formation users can utilize Privacera to extend AWS Lake Formation source support, as well as extend AWS Lake Formation data access policies into Databricks, Trino, Apache Spark, and Apache Hive.

This integration from Privacera also benefits from the integration between AWS Lake Formation and AWS Glue, enabling data access policy creators to combine the powers of the AWS Lake Formation UI and AWS Glue to ensure consistent policies, according to the vendor. Amazon CloudTrail also provides a centralized view of an organization's data access and security policies, offering a comprehensive understanding of a data security estate. With Privacera’s AWS Lake Formation translation abilities, policies can be transformed into native access controls for Amazon EMR, Databricks, and Trino.

The second integration announced by Privacera permits all AWS customers to create and manage all data access policies in Privacera, enabling the following:

  • Privacera translation of data security and access policies into AWS Lake Formation, further applicable to Amazon Athena or Amazon Redshift Spectrum
  • File-, table-, column-, tag-based, and row-level access controls
  • Attribute-based access control and automation
  • Advanced data security governance automation

"Organizations operate in diverse data ecosystems, and it's becoming increasingly challenging to not only protect data but ensure that organizations have timely access to necessary data in order to accelerate time to insights and increase the value of their data assets, and that's why Privacera exists," said Balaji Ganesan, CEO of Privacera. "As an AWS Data and Analytics Competency Partner, expanding AWS customers' ability to get purpose-built solutions to meet their needs and leverage the strengths of both Privacera and AWS Lake Formation while simplifying data security governance is key to helping organizations use data to deliver business value."

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