Protegrity Data Security Platform Release 6.5 Offers Big Data Protection

The platform's Big Data Protector is designed to secure data in Hadoop from external and internal threats.

Data security solutions specialist Protegrity announced general availability of release 6.5 of its Data Security Platform, which further expands the company’s Big Data Protector capabilities to include support and certification on many Apache Hadoop distributions, including IBM Big Insights, Pivotal, Hortonworks, Cloudera and MapR.

Utilizing encryption for file or volume protection, Vaultless Tokenization on the node for fine-grain field level protection, and central policy control for access management, the Big Data Protector is designed to secure data in Hadoop from external and internal threats. Users and business processes can continue to analyze the secure data for decision-making insights, and as part of the Data Security Platform, data is secured from the point of acquisition to deletion, across the heterogeneous enterprise.

In addition, the File Protector Gateway Server (FPGS), a new product, allows sensitive data elements in structured data files to be parsed and protected or unprotected using Vaultless Tokenization, before entering or leaving data systems. After the decision regarding protection is made, the file can be moved elsewhere, to another machine, platform or outside the enterprise, or remain in the FPGS in secure storage.

"Release 6.5 demonstrates Protegrity's continued focus on centralized security management, and innovation in supporting enterprisewide data protection,” Yigal Rozenberg, Protegrity vice president of products, said in a statement. "With advanced appliance clustering and infinitely scalable on-node protection capabilities to support parallel, distributed computing environments such as Hadoop and Teradata, the feature-rich flexibility of the Protegrity Data Security Platform allows companies to easily expand and control security throughout their enterprises."

Appliances can now be clustered in a "trusted network" to simplify synchronizing configuration files and to run the same command on all appliances in the same cluster and policy management for tokenization in the Enterprise Security Administrator (ESA) has been simplified, making it easier to centrally control policy across elastic Hadoop clusters and heterogeneous enterprise environments.

Additionally, the Row Level Protector for Teradata provides data protection for multi-tenant Teradata databases. It allows multiple users from different departments or even different companies to use the same protected Teradata database table, while preventing them from accessing each other's data in other rows of the table.

"We are very excited about the expanded big data capabilities of release 6.5," Protegrity CEO Suni Munshani said in a statement. "The broadening of support and flexible new options for data security across the enterprise, particularly in the fast moving big data environment, solidify Protegrity as the industry leader in data security innovation."

Among the new platforms supported by the latest release of Protegrity’s Data Security Platform are DB2 9.7 on SLES 10, Teradata 14 on SLES 10 and SLES 11, MS SQL 2012 on Windows 2008, Teradata Aster and Greenplum MPP Database, according to a company release.