What security features does Snowpark offer to protect sensitive data during processing?

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What security features does Snowpark offer to ensure the protection of sensitive data during processing?

Daniel Steinhold Asked question September 6, 2023
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Here are some security features that are typically offered by Snowflake and, by extension, Snowpark:

  1. Encryption at Rest and in Transit: Snowflake encrypts data both at rest and in transit. Data is encrypted using industry-standard encryption algorithms to safeguard it from unauthorized access during storage and transfer.
  2. Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): Snowflake enforces RBAC, allowing you to control who can access, view, and modify data. This fine-grained access control helps restrict data access to authorized personnel.
  3. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Snowflake supports MFA for user authentication, adding an extra layer of security to prevent unauthorized access to your account.
  4. Audit Logging and Monitoring: Snowflake logs all activities related to data access, modifications, and queries. This audit trail helps you track and review actions taken within the system.
  5. Data Masking: Snowflake provides data masking capabilities, allowing you to define policies that mask sensitive data in query results for users without the appropriate privileges.
  6. Secure Data Sharing: Snowflake enables secure sharing of data across organizations using data sharing features that allow you to control access to shared data and limit exposure to sensitive information.
  7. Token-Based Authentication: Snowflake supports token-based authentication, allowing you to generate short-lived tokens for authentication instead of using long-lived credentials.
  8. VPC Peering and PrivateLink: Snowflake allows you to establish Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) peering and use AWS PrivateLink to connect to Snowflake resources securely over private networks.
  9. IP Whitelisting: You can restrict access to Snowflake resources by configuring IP whitelists, allowing connections only from specified IP addresses.
  10. Data Classification and Labeling: Snowflake supports data classification and labeling, allowing you to tag and classify sensitive data, which can help in applying appropriate security controls.
  11. Compliance Certifications: Snowflake undergoes regular audits and certifications to comply with industry standards and regulations, such as SOC 2, GDPR, HIPAA, and more.
Daniel Steinhold Changed status to publish September 6, 2023
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