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ROLE BASED ACCESS CONTROLS

Improve security with role-based access controls.

Role-based access controls are a method for restricting access to a network based on a user’s role within the organization. As threats to the network and the enterprise continue to proliferate, role-based access controls have become one of the central technologies for managing access to sensitive information.

With role-based access controls, users are only able to access information deemed necessary to effectively perform their assigned tasks. Levels of access may be based on several things including responsibilities and authority within the organization.

Role-based access controls may be especially useful in organizations with many users and third-party vendors that need network access.Roles can be easily created, altered or ended as the requirements of the business change, without needing to individually update the access privileges for every employee.

Benefits of role-based access controls.

When implementing technology that includes role-based access controls, organizations can:

  • Ensure enterprise data protection more easily. Role-based access controls allow IT administrators to limit access to sensitive information, granting access to certain roles on a need-to-know basis.
  • Reduce administrative burden and help desk calls. Role-based access controls enable IT administrators to spend less time managing network access for employees and third-party users.
  • Improve operational efficiency. Role-based access controls offers a logical approach to managing access, enabling users at various levels of the organization to perform their work more efficiently and autonomously.
  • Achieve compliance. With role-based access controls in place, organizations can more easily satisfy regulatory and statutory requirements for confidentiality and management of sensitive data.

Role-based access controls for application security testing.

CA Veracode is an industry-leading provider of application security testing solutions that enable organizations to protect the software that is critical to business operations. Our suite of on-demand, SaaS-based testing services allow developers and IT teams to submit code for review at any point as they build desktop, web and mobile applications as well as micro services and containerization projects. From services that offer feedback as developers write code to automated scans of applications in development and in production, our offerings help to eradicate flaws like SQL injections and cross site scripting quickly, easily and cost-efficiently. CA Veracode solutions allow organizations to move beyond software firewalls and develop highly effective defenses at the application layer.

Our application security testing technologies are equipped with role-based access controls that help to manage access for a wide variety of relevant parties, from development and security executives to developers, auditors and third-party vendors. With testing solutions featuring role-based access controls, users from various organizations can upload and scan binaries, scan web applications and evaluate results and metrics through CA Veracode’s cloud-based platform.

Learn more about role-based access controls and CA Veracode, or visit our AppSec knowledgebase to learn about the Information Technology Infrastructure Library and get answers to questions like “What is spoofing?

 

 

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