About DSE Advanced Security

An overview of DataStax Enterprise security features.

What is DataStax Enterprise Advanced Security?

DataStax Enterprise (DSE) Advanced Security provides features that allow you to minimize risk, achieve granular access control, and work toward compliance with regulatory standards.

Key features:

  • Unified authentication and role management:

    Allows you to integrate existing Kerberos, LDAP, and Active Directory users and schemes across DSE resources.

  • Data auditing:

    Provides the ability to understand who looked at what and when; and who changed what and when. Both factors are important to meet security compliance standards.

  • Row-level access control and proxy authentication:

    Restricts which rows a user has access to within a table while preserving client-side identities and privileges in middleware such as web servers.

  • Permission management:

    Uses a GRANT/REVOKE paradigm and Active Directory/LDAP to assign access permissions.

Ready to get started?

Start by reading our DSE Security FAQs and security checklists for DSE components.