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Snowflake achieves 'Protected' status after completing Australian Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment

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Snowflake vice president of sales for Asia Pacific Peter O'Connor Snowflake vice president of sales for Asia Pacific Peter O'Connor

Company News: Snowflake, the data cloud company, today announced it 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 authorised 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.

"The completion of the IRAP assessment now allows Snowflake to work with all Australian Government agencies since many departments require the 'protected' status to have been reached," says Snowflake vice president of sales for Asia Pacific Peter O'Connor.

"We anticipate strong growth for Snowflake in the Australian Government marketplace and look forward to providing agencies with an automatic approval solution to process, store, or communicate sensitive or classified information on Snowflake."

"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," says Snowflake manager of government product security Siddique Chaudhry.

Thousands of organisations – including, as of 31 January 2021, 186 of the Fortune 500 companies – mobilise their data with Snowflake's Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies.

A unique group of capabilities power the Data Cloud, including the near-unlimited scale and efficiency of a multi-cluster shared data architecture as well as the seamless interoperability of working with data across multiple public clouds as if they were one. In addition, it includes integrated security features and modern data sharing, which allows any number of organisations to share and receive live data with each other nearly instantly, without having to move or copy data.

"Achieving protected status will allow Snowflake to work with agencies both at the Federal Government levels as well as with state and local governments to significantly support their cloud-first strategy," says O'Connor.

"We now look forward to supporting government agencies to manage ever-increasing amounts of data through a platform which provides for governed and secure data sharing in real time, while encouraging a government-wide data culture."

Globally, Snowflake is also FedRAMP Authorized at the Moderate baseline on selected deployments. In addition, Snowflake complies with SOC 2 Type 2, SOC 1 Type 2, ISO 27001, FIPS 140-2, AICPA/SOC,CMS ARS 3.1, PCI DSS, and HISTRUST. To learn more about Snowflake's security compliance program, please visit the Snowflake Security and Trust Center.

About Snowflake

Snowflake delivers the Data Cloud — a global network where thousands of organisations mobilise data with near-unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. Inside the Data Cloud, organisations unite their siloed data, easily discover and securely share governed data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single and seamless experience across multiple public clouds. Snowflake's platform is the engine that powers and provides access to the Data Cloud, creating a solution for data warehousing, data lakes, data engineering, data science, data application development, and data sharing. Join Snowflake customers, partners, and data providers already taking their businesses to new frontiers in the Data Cloud.

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