Alation Security

Last Updated: February 2024

Product Security

Alation customers include large global enterprises in financial services, healthcare, insurance, and technology. These companies are subject to rigorous internal and external regulations and information security standards. They are able to continue meeting their security and compliance objectives with Alation as an integral part of their environment—both by applying organization-specific controls and by leveraging the strength of Alation’s product and operational security. On Alation platforms, customers’ data is encrypted and not accessible by Alation’s site engineers.

Operational Security

Alation has made significant investments in security and privacy designed to meet or exceed industry best practices and comply with applicable laws. We have adopted and are certified for the ISO 27001:2013 framework as a baseline security standard for the entire company and the development and maintenance of our products. Additionally, we have met all controls for SOC 2 Type II (which includes HIPAA and HITECH) and ISO 27701:2019 on our Alation platforms. Our operational security consists of:

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Management

  • Organizational and Operational Security

  • Secure System Development Life Cycle

  • Third-Party Risk Management

  • People Operations Security

  • Incident Management

  • Asset Management

  • Communications

  • Access Control

  • Encryption

Risk and Vulnerability Management

Alation employs static code analysis, dynamic code analysis, and vulnerability scanners as part of its development and environment process to discover and address vulnerabilities. Additionally, Alation Inc goes through a penetration test at least twice annually, maintaining risk management that captures business and third-party risk. We review every third-party that is introduced into our infrastructure and conduct annual risk assessments against our key third-party partners.


ISO 27001:2013 Alation software and hosting are ISO 27001 certified as of January 29, 2020.  Alation’s ISO 27001 certification is available here.

ISO 27701:2019 Alation software and hosting through Alation Cloud Service are ISO 27001 certified as of January 12, 2022. Alation’s ISO 27701 certification is available here

SOC 2 Type II: Alation maintains an American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 report against Alation Cloud service. Our report is available upon request.

HIPAA: Alation has attained an attestation of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. Our report is available upon request.

HITECH: Alation has attained an attestation of Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) compliance. Our report is available upon request.

Security documents can be requested through your sales representative.