Axiomatics Releases New Reverse Query Authorization Product - A Breakthrough Innovation for Authorization Services

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With the release of its latest product, Axiomatics Reverse Query, (ARQ), Axiomatics extends XACML systems beyond the typical “Permit-Deny” decision paradigm. By implementing ARQ, enterprises can accommodate applications that must know all the resources a user may access in advance. This scenario is typical for complex customer portals, very large databases and other sophisticated business applications. ARQ accomplishes this task by instantly calculating access request results based on current policies and attribute values. Axiomatics is experiencing high demand for ARQ, particularly in the financial services and government sectors.

Axiomatics, the leading independent XACML authorization solution supplier, is launching a new product to handle authorizations for extremely large sets of data and entitlements. The product, called Axiomatics Reverse Query, combines Axiomatics' leading Policy Decision Point (PDP) with innovative, patent pending technology from Axiomatics' R&D labs. With ARQ, it becomes possible to formulate queries such as List the resources User Alice can edit or List the records the manager can view. ARQ completes Axiomatics’ existing family of products, the Axiomatics Policy Server (APS), the .Net Policy Decision Point (.Net PDP) and the Policy Auditor (APA). ARQ helps extend externalized access control to other families of products such as databases, web portals, and graphical user interfaces.

"Today, our customers use Axiomatics Policy Server to enforce policies enterprise-wide by means of specific access control queries such as 'should user A be granted read access to resource R?'" says Pablo Giambiagi, VP Strategic Research. "With the ARQ extension to our product capabilities, we also service open questions such as 'which five of the 5 million records we have in the database is user A allowed to see?' Our customers can thereby leverage their investment in XACML based technologies for countless new use cases."

ARQ provides near-instant access control decisions for millions or billions of records, enabling externalized access control for applications such as databases or content management systems. ARQ provides finer-grained access control than was previously possible with legacy products or access control that was embedded within the application. This helps bring better visibility and manageability into enterprise data access, making it easier to ensure that access control policies meet with business rules and legal regulations.

"One of our customers wants to be able to filter out client information account managers are not allowed to see. This requires the ability to define access control policies on cell, row, and column levels in the database where the information is stored," said Axiomatics CEO and co-founder Babak Sadighi. “With ARQ, it becomes easy to express these requirements in standard XACML-based business rules and enforce them consistently across all application tiers.”

About Axiomatics
Axiomatics, located in Stockholm, Sweden, is the leading provider of fine-grained and attribute-based authorization (ABAC) solutions. The company has a global customer base within healthcare, finance, manufacturing and the public sector, among others. The Axiomatics Policy Server (APS) protects systems against unauthorized use while enabling proper sharing of information within and across enterprise borders. Axiomatics actively contributes to the development of the XACML standard and has editorial responsibilities within the OASIS Technical Committee.

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