Protegrity Data Security Platform Release 6.5 Certified on Hadoop Distributions

Protegrity USA, Inc., a provider of end-to-end data security solutions, has announced general availability of release 6.5 of its Data Security Platform. This latest release expands the Protegrity Big Data Protector capabilities to include support and certification on many Apache Hadoop distributions. In addition, the new File Protector Gateway Server provides another option for fine-grain data protection of sensitive data before it enters Hadoop or other data stores.

The Protegrity Big Data Protector has been certified to support IBM Big Insights, Pivotal, Hortonworks, Cloudera, and MapR. According to the vendor, by utilizing strong encryption for coarse-grain file or volume protection, patent-pending Vaultless Tokenization on the node for fine-grain field level protection, and central policy control for access management, the Protegrity Big Data Protector secures all sensitive data in Hadoop from external and internal threats.

In addition, the vendor says, the File Protector Gateway Server (FPGS) functions as a protected zone outside of Hadoop, or other data systems. It allows sensitive data elements in structured data files to be parsed and protected or un-protected using Protegrity Vaultless Tokenization, masking, or encryption before entering or leaving data systems. The FPGS uses a protection policy to determine the data elements to be protected/un-protected and the protection method to be used. After protecting/un-protecting data elements, the file can be moved elsewhere, to another machine, platform, or outside the enterprise, or remain in the FPGS in secure storage.

In addition new platforms supported by the new release  include 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.

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