BlueTalon Enables Secure Use of Hadoop Web Interface by Big Data Teams

BlueTalon Enables Secure Use of Hadoop Web Interface by Big Data Teams

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Today, at the 2017 RSA Conference, BlueTalon® announced its new turnkey offering, BlueTalon SecureAccess for WebHDFS, to help Big Data project teams block hackers from taking advantages of Hadoop security weaknesses. This package enforces the use of authentication and encryption on the Web interface to HDFS, the data storage layer common to all Hadoop components.     

Concerns over the lack of comprehensive security and authentication for big data environments have become a reality in 2017. An estimated 8,000 – 10,000 Hadoop installations worldwide might be at risk[1], including Hadoop instances deployed in the cloud, as part of a Platform-as-a-Service solution. Specifically, hackers are targeting Hadoop with ransomware, looking for Hadoop instances where the Web interface to HDFS has been left unsecure with out-of-the-box configuration. Deploying Kerberos on Hadoop clusters to secure the Web interface to HDFS is a complex, time consuming, and often disruptive process, and turning it off can severely restrict data access to users and applicatons.

BlueTalon SecureAccess for WebHDFS eliminates the risks without the complexity of Kerberos. The turnkey solution secures the HDFS Web interface by enforcing user authentication and the use of SSL encryption. BlueTalon SecureAccess for WebHDFS is the simplest way to ensure security hygene for web access to your Hadoop cluster. Big data teams can sign-up immediately on the BlueTalon web site for a free trial of BlueTalon SecureAccess for WebHDFS at: http://bluetalon.com/secure_webhdfs.