Snowflake places a strong emphasis on security and implements several measures to protect sensitive data stored in its platform. These security measures are designed to safeguard data at rest, in transit, and during processing. Here are some key security features and practices that Snowflake employs:
- Encryption at Rest and In Transit: Snowflake encrypts all data at rest using AES-256 encryption. Data is also encrypted in transit using industry-standard TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption to ensure data remains secure while moving between Snowflake and client applications.
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Snowflake supports Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), requiring users to provide additional verification, such as a one-time code or a mobile app confirmation, when accessing the platform. This adds an extra layer of security to prevent unauthorized access.
- Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): Snowflake uses Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) to control access to data and features within the platform. With RBAC, administrators can assign different roles and privileges to users based on their responsibilities and access needs.
Other key security features and practices include:
- Data Masking
- Secure Data Sharing
- Audit Trail and Logging
- Private Links and Virtual Private Snowflake (VPS)
- IP Whitelisting and Network Policies
- Data Encryption Key Management
- Compliance Certifications
These security measures, along with Snowflake’s architecture and practices, collectively contribute to creating a secure data environment for sensitive data in the platform. It’s important for organizations to configure security settings appropriately and follow best practices to ensure the utmost protection of their data in Snowflake.
If you have any issues with how to streamline the security of your Snowflake account, get in contact with us. We’d love to help.