What is data protection?

Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption and/or loss.

Why use data protection?

Data protection is one of the most important concerns of the modern data driven organization. As the amount of data being collected increases, the value of that information rises and its vulnerability to attack becomes more acute. The rise of cloud services hasn’t fundamentally altered the sensitivity of data or information, but it has brought to the forefront the importance of data protection and security.

Data protection in Snowflake

Snowflake is designed to protect user data against attacks on all levels of the data architecture, including the cloud platform. To this end, Snowflake implements two-factor authentication, (client-side) encrypted data import and export, secure data transfer and storage, and role-based access control for database objects. At all times, data is encrypted before being sent over the network, and before being written to local disk or shared storage (S3).


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