A secure by design platform

Posted by Gabriel Figueiredo on Apr 5, 2019 8:20:20 AM

In Data Warehouse, Slicingdice, Secure by design

 

Tell the truth: Was there ever a moment in your life you were late to catch a flight and you wished there was no strict airport security measures that would setback your flying commitment? It’s only natural if you did, because you know you’re a good citizen and present no harm to people, right? If only the airport security staff knew...

Whether you live in a tree house or in a paradise island on the pacific, it’s likely that you’re reading this post from a virtual device, and if so, data security might interest you. Not should you worry about your personal data being compromised, but also your business data.

As big data has become a reality, it might be your case where you’re stacking large volume of sensitive data. It can be client information, operational details or intellectual property, that must be kept secure and private, especially when you need to move your data round or give people access to it.

Defining data security

Data security means protecting digital data, such as in a database, from unwanted or unauthorized access, such as a cyberattack or a data breach. In other words, it means the preservation of your business valuable information

Cloud-based data security

If you already use a  cloud-based platform to your data security efforts, high five. Such platforms have already proven themselves to be safer than on-premises ones, since, in most cases, people with direct access to servers are the ones causing problems related to security breach.

 

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Although cloud-based platforms are safer than on-premises, it doesn’t mean they’re impenetrable, so if you had a free extra layer of security within your platform, it wouldn’t hurt, would it? As the saying goes “ better safe than sorry”.

Your data and analysis in one place can only mean one thing: More security

With this concern in mind, SlicingDice built a cloud-based data warehouse that is also secure by design, so there is never any unauthorized access to your data. SlicingDice´s security is threefold - how data is stored, how infrastructured is maintained and from compliance with many security standards, politics and regulations, like GDPR, on data privacy and security.

Many organizations when trying to become data driven end up using many separate tools to turn their data into analysis. The use of different suppliers to get ETL, BI and machine learning tools  is common, but forces you to move your data among different platforms, creating multiple points of security concern. It is also usual to find solutions that keep all data in a single data center, leaving their clients vulnerable to not only unauthorized access but also creating a single point of failure, since any physical incident could cause instability or downtime.

The All-in-One Data Warehouse, provided by SlicingDice enables you to perform integration, exploration, visualization and machine learning without having to move data. Security is a top priority to SlicingDice to the point its engineers developed its own source-code, giving your data an extra layer of security. 

And there’s more. To ensure maximum reliability, SlicingDice is automatically redundant in at least 3 different clouds, either our private OVH infrastructure or any public cloud of your choice (like AWS, GCP, Azure and AliBaba). This won’t compromise security, since all of these suppliers have state-of-the-art security protocols. We take it further, leveraging our proprietary encryption method, native to our database technology. 

This means that even if it was possible to have unauthorized access to a database, the stored data will be in binary, hashed format, and no one will be able to guess what's inside the files. SlicingDice clearly understands that security is the basis of a data warehouse offering as a service, so organizations can treat their data as an asset that is private and secure, being able to deliver this value onto their own customers, in turn becoming more trustworthy and valuable for them.

Have you ever faced any data security threat? We hope not. If you have, SlicingDice is here to make sure it does not happen again.

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