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Zettaset Enables Encryption of Data-at-rest in Hadoop

Zettaset, a provider of solutions to manage and secure Big Data, announced that its flagship Hadoop cluster management platform, Zettaset Orchestrator, now has the capability to encrypt data-at-rest.

Using its technology, organizations with strict security requirements, such as those in the financial, retail, and healthcare verticals can now confidently deploy Hadoop in environments where personal information data must be tightly safeguarded, the company said.

Zettaset EncryptionOrchestrator, a distribution-agnostic enterprise-class management platform, is an independent application that is compatible with open source Hadoop distributions and now offers encryption benefits and features which include:

• Helping regulated companies meet strict electronic data security and compliance requirements

• Uses 256-bit AES encryption

• Integrates with existing key managers using standard KMIP protocol

• Contributes negligible impact on Hadoop cluster performance

In addition, Orchestrator features role-based access control and LDAP/AD integration, which enables it to fit into existing security policy frameworks, the company said.

Encryption can be optionally installed during the automated Orchestrator installation process.

"Encryption is a very specialized capability, and there are few viable options available today for Hadoop users," said Jim Vogt, Zettaset CEO. "When it comes to risk management, Zettaset Orchestrator with data-at-rest encryption gives customers the upper hand, supporting compliance mandates such as HIPAA, BSA/AML and PCI-DSS, for example, and provides assurance that their Hadoop cluster data is protected against malicious attacks."

"Securing Hadoop data has been a work in progress," said Tony Baer, principal analyst for Ovum. "Zettaset's support of encryption as part of its Orchestrator cluster management product is an important step toward making data protection in Hadoop policy-driven."

More information on Zettaset Orchestrator is available online

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.