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Master Data Management, Okera sign data protection deal

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Gary Allemann, MD at Master Data Management.
Gary Allemann, MD at Master Data Management.

Master Data Management, an African data management company, has entered a reseller and implementation partnership with global data authorisation company, Okera, to help organisations meet their data compliance requirements.

Master Data Management provides specialist products and services to support data governance, data quality, master data management and data warehousing. The company provides specialist products and services to support data governance, data quality, master data management and data warehousing.

Okera helps companies discover and protect sensitive data in cloud-based, on-premises or hybrid cloud environments, making it of particular interest to enterprises looking to ensure the protection of personal data as they modernise their architectures.

According to the companies, the partnership will see Master Data sell and implement the Okera Dynamic Access Platform (ODAP) across sub-Saharan Africa.

ODAP is designed to help enterprises minimise security risks and enforce compliance with data privacy regulations – two key needs as companies assess data protection and access control objectives in a fast-moving technology environment.

“We see universal data authorisation as the missing piece of the governance puzzle, particularly with cloud adoption on the rise,” says Gary Allemann, MD at Master Data Management. “Okera liberates data for self-service BI and analytics, without compromising privacy.”

Headquartered in San Francisco, Okera began development in 2016 and now dynamically authorises access to hundreds of petabytes of sensitive data for the world’s most demanding F100 companies and regulatory agencies.

The partnership allows Okera to automate data discovery and classification and centrally define access control policies at an attribute level and apply these both on-premises and in the cloud.

It also helps firms understand who has access to sensitive data within the organisation, and how and when they use it.

“As data lakes increasingly become home to vital production data sets, a secure data access layer is essential to protecting sensitive data and ensuring compliance with evolving regulations,” says John F Marchese, VP of Global Alliances & Partner Sales Channel at Okera.

“Our partnership with Master Data Management will support African enterprises with a straightforward and cost-effective way to build a complete data analytics environment with the confidence that they are taking a responsible approach to information privacy management.”

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