Discretionary Access Control (DAC)

Discretionary Access Control or simply DAC means that an owner of a system has the authority to decide who can have access to it and to what extent. It is at the owner’s discretion to decide who will be granted certain permissions within the system.

For example, an owner can give certain individuals access to either write, edit or execute files, folders, or other elements within the system. One person might be able to edit and execute files but does not have the ability to write within the system. The individual’s privileges are granted directly by the owner.

The Benefits of Using Discretionary Access Control

One of the benefits of using a Discretionary Access Control system is that you have more control over security because of the way the structure is built on the principle of having singular central access. This system allows for more flexibility and customization since the system allows the owner to configure the type of access each individual is given.

This type of system is very easy to use and minimizes security risks. It protects the system against malware attacks and will deny users from unauthorized access. With a DAC system in place, authentication only takes a few seconds and will verify if an individual is authorized or denied from the system. A DAC system will also save the company money because it automates and centralizes the organization’s access points.

Contact Prime Access Control

If you’re thinking about setting up a Discretionary Access Control system and want to find out more, make sure to speak with a trusted professional such as Prime Access Control who has extensive experience and knowledge within this department.

Prime Access Control cares deeply about customer satisfaction and delivers installations promptly and professionally. Contact Prime Access Control to learn more about how implementing a Discretionary Access Control system can streamline and improve your organization.