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Vormetric And Hortonworks Partner To Deliver Pervasive Data-at-Rest Encryption And Data Security Across Enterprise Hadoop Environments

November 17, 2015

Integration with the Hortonworks Data Platform delivers Compliance and Data Breach Protection

SAN JOSE, CA November 17, 2015 – Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security for physical, virtual, big data and cloud environments, today announced that it has joined the Hortonworks Technology Partner program. Vormetric is certified for the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) as YARN ready. Vormetric enhances Hortonworks’ existing approach to Hadoop security with a comprehensive enterprise solution that is specifically tailored for big data environments and optimized for performance. The solution addresses compliance and data breach prevention needs with application and file level encryption, tokenization, access controls, key management and security intelligence across Hortonworks data platform environments.

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The Vormetric Data Security Platform centralizes data access policies and key management to protect the entire big data environment, including structured and unstructured data sources, the Hortonworks Data Platform and the output analytics from big data applications. Vormetric’s Transparent Encryption, Application Encryption and Tokenization solutions enable organizations to safely use sensitive data within the Hortonworks platform with protection for data stores at the file system level, as well as within the data store at the field or column level.

"Vormetric enhances Hortonworks Data Platform’s existing enterprise-class security capabilities with extended data-at-rest safeguards for enterprise customers who need compliance and data breach protection,” said Matthew Morgan, vice president, product and alliance marketing, Hortonworks. “We’re excited to partner with Vormetric to bring their Data Security Platform offerings for encryption, tokenization, key management and access controls to Hortonworks customers.”

  • Vormetric Transparent Encryption provides data encryption at the file or volume level without modification of existing infrastructure or applications and at hardware encryption enabled speeds. The solution includes access controls to encrypted data and security intelligence information that can help organizations identify malicious attacks on sensitive data.
  • Vormetric Application Encryption enables developers to easily build encryption for individual fields (such as social security numbers, passwords, addresses and phone numbers) that are not critical to analysis but are a required component of reports and output.
  • Vormetric Tokenization with Dynamic Data Masking entirely removes sensitive data from the data lake, replacing it with tokens that represent the original information, and removing the need for expensive audits of Hortonworks implementations.

“There are tremendous opportunities for enterprises to build and optimize business with the deep, pervasive insights available from Hortonworks Data Platform-based data lakes. But their implementations can be crippled if full data sets are not available because regulated and sensitive data must be excluded,” said Vice President of Business Development for Vormetric, Arun Gowda. “Vormetric helps enterprises to make full use of their Hortonworks implementations by addressing requirements for security, risk reduction, data privacy and compliance to enable full use of enterprise data sets.”

About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the leader in accelerating business transformations with Open Enterprise Hadoop by developing, distributing and supporting an enterprise-scale data platform built entirely on open source technology including Apache™ Hadoop®. Our team comprises the largest contingent of builders and architects within the Hadoop ecosystem who represent and lead the broader enterprise requirements within these communities.

The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open platform that deeply integrates with existing IT investments and upon which enterprises can build and deploy Hadoop-based applications.

Hortonworks has deep relationships with the key strategic data center partners that enable our customers to unlock the broadest opportunities from Hadoop.

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About Vormetric

Vormetric (@Vormetric) is the industry leader in data security solutions that protect data-at-rest across physical, big data and cloud environments. Vormetric helps over 1500 customers, including 17 of the Fortune 30, to meet compliance requirements and protect what matters – their sensitive data – from both internal and external threats. The company’s scalable Vormetric Data Security Platform protects any file, any database and any application’s data —anywhere it resides — with a high performance, market-leading solution set. For more information, please visit:

Vormetric USA
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