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Snowflake achieves ‘protected’ status after completing government assessment

Snowflake achieves ‘protected’ status after completing government assessment

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New security status enables Snowflake Data Cloud to assist all Australian Government departments and agencies to easily unify, integrate, analyze and share their data.

Snowflake has completed an Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment confirming that Snowflake’s Data Cloud has achieved the Australian Government security status of ‘protected’ on selected deployments. 

The Snowflake Data Cloud was assessed by a certified, third party IRAP assessor and found to be aligned with IRAP’s Protected level control requirements, enabling Australian Government agencies to deploy a huge range of workloads on the Snowflake Data Cloud. The IRAP assessment ensures cloud services are secured with automated and comprehensive security controls for authorized use by the Australian Government.  

Snowflake was assessed against controls identified in the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM), a necessary requirement before departments can adopt any platforms and tools provided by external vendors. 

Australian Government agencies can now procure Snowflake’s Data Cloud to leverage scalability, elasticity, and data sharing for near-instant, secure and governed access to their entire network of data.

“Meeting IRAP compliance at the ‘protected’ level signifies Snowflake’s commitment to putting the customer first, and our continuing dedication to investing in improving our security posture,” said Siddique Chaudhry, Manager – Government Product Security, Snowflake.

Thousands of organizations mobilise their data with Snowflake’s Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads.

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