Press Releases

March 1, 2017

BlueTalon Recognized in Gartner’s Market Guide for Data Masking

BlueTalon®, a leader in Data-Centric Security, today announced it has been included as a representative vendor in Gartner’s “Market Guide for Data Masking.”[1] Gartner defines Data Masking as “a technology aimed at preventing the abuse of sensitive data by providing users fictitious yet realistic data instead of real and sensitive data while maintaining their ability to carry out business processes.”

February 14, 2017

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

Turnkey offering, BlueTalon SecureAccess for WebHDFS, enforces authentication and encryption of traffic on HDFS Web interface; blocks ransomware attacks

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.

October 20, 2016

BlueTalon Selected to Provide Data Security and Governance As Part of New Dell EMC Big Data Offering

Collaboration Brings End-to-End Data Governance to Data Lakes Powered by Dell EMC Analytic Insights Module

BlueTalon, the leader in Data-Centric Security, today announced that Dell EMC™ has chosen BlueTalon to deliver data security and governance for the newly announced Dell EMC Analytic Insights Module. As part of this collaboration, BlueTalon has also become a Dell EMC Select partner. Customers deploying Analytic Insights Module gain immediate access to BlueTalon’s award-winning Policy and Audit Engines.

September 27, 2016

BlueTalon Unveils BlueTalon Test Drive at Strata+Hadoop World

BlueTalon Eliminates Data Security Blind Spots with Data-Aware Security

BlueTalon, the leader in Data-Centric Security, announced today the availability of BlueTalon Test Drive, making it easy for organizations to trial its award-winning data-aware security. In celebration of this milestone and for a limited time, BlueTalon is making BlueTalon Test Drive available at no charge to attendees of Strata+Hadoop World.

September 7, 2016

BlueTalon Brings Fine-Grained User Access Control, Filtering, and Data Masking to DataStax and Apache Cassandra

Breakthrough 3.1 release expands BlueTalon’s footprint to NoSQL; Test drive opens at Cassandra Summit

BlueTalon, the leader in Data-Centric Security, today announced BlueTalon 3.1 and the addition of DataStax Enterprise, the database for cloud applications built on Apache Cassandra™, to the list of supported data platforms. BlueTalon brings to DSE and Apache Cassandra the same granularity of control and visibility that the company already delivers on Hadoop, Spark, and RDBMS. This new release expands BlueTalon’s footprint into NoSQL.

August 25, 2016

BlueTalon Closes $16 Million Series A Financing Led By Maverick Ventures

Company to expand its market-leading solutions for enterprise data-centric security


BlueTalon, Inc., today announced it has closed over $16 million in Series A financing led by Maverick Ventures, with participation from new investor Arsenal Venture Partners and existing investors Signia Venture Partners, Data Collective, Divergent Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, and Stanford-StartX Fund. The new funding will be used for continued expansion of BlueTalon’s development and sales teams to address the increasing demand for BlueTalon’s data-centric security solutions which provide unparalleled control and visibility at the data layer. With this round of financing, Matthew Kinsella, Managing Director at Maverick Ventures, has joined the BlueTalon board of directors. To date, BlueTalon has raised over $25M in funding.

June 27, 2016

BlueTalon Extends Data-Centric Security Platform to Support Apache Spark

Company is first to unify data security policies across big data platforms including Hadoop, RDBMS and SQL-based environments, and now Spark


BlueTalon®, the leader in Data-Centric Security, today announced the immediate availability of its Data-Centric Security solution for Apache® Spark™, making it the first company to provide a unified data security layer across Hadoop, Hive, Spark and the multiple data platforms commonly used for big data. Using BlueTalon, organizations eliminate security blind spots and gain unprecedented visibility and control directly at the data layer.

May 2, 2016

BlueTalon Named a 2016 Gartner Cool Vendor

BlueTalon Data-Centric Security approach addresses emerging demand for unified security across data platforms


According to Gartner, “Security remains a core concern for data management, and there is an emerging demand for solutions that can unify security management across SQL, NoSQL and Hadoop environments — regardless of where and how they are deployed.”

April 21, 2016

BlueTalon Wins 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Award for Data-Centric Security


BlueTalon, the leading provider of data-centric security for Hadoop, SQL and big data environments, announced today that it has won the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Award for Data-Centric Security. The 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards is an annual competition that honors individuals, products and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security.

Mar 29, 2016

BlueTalon Founder to Present Key Principles for Data-Centric Security at Strata + Hadoop World

Strata + Hadoop World is where big data’s most influential business decision makers, architects, developers, and analysts gather to shape the future of their businesses and technologies. In the session, “Three Principles for a Data-centric Security Architecture to Simplify Your Life,” BlueTalon Founder and Chief Product Officer, Pratik Verma, will highlight the need to embrace a new security architecture to protect sensitive data in a big data environment.

February 29, 2016

BlueTalon Wins Editor’s Choice Award for Data-Centric Security Solutions from Cyber Defense Magazine

The Leading Provider of Data-Centric Security Receives Industry Recognition in 4th Annual CDM Infosec Awards

BlueTalon, the leading provider of data-centric security for Hadoop, SQL and big data environments, announced today that it has been named winner of the Editor’s Choice in Data-Centric Security Solutions by Cyber Defense Magazine. The publication is the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine and media partner of the RSA® Conference 2016.

February 11, 2016

BlueTalon Data-Centric Security for Hadoop Now Available On-Demand on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

BlueTalon, a leading provider of data-centric security for Hadoop, SQL and big data environments, announced today that it has expanded its product integration with Microsoft Azure HDInsight to enable on-demand on-boarding from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

February 4, 2016

BlueTalon Named a Finalist as Start Up of the Year in Info Security Products Guide’s 2016 Global Excellence Awards

BlueTalon, a leading provider of data-centric security for Hadoop, SQL and big data environments, today announced it has been selected as a finalist for the 12th Annual 2016 Global Excellence Awards as the Start Up of the Year.

December 2, 2015
logoBlueTalon Featured Speaker at 2015 Cyber Security Exchange, Discussing Data-Centric Security as an Effective Line of Defense Against Data Breaches

BlueTalon, a leading provider of data-centric security for Hadoop, SQL and big data environments, today announced that CEO Eric Tilenius will be a featured speaker at the 2015 Cyber Security Exchange, December 6-8 in Championsgate, Florida.

September 29, 2015

BlueTalon Unveils Industry-First Fine-Grained Data Access Control on Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) with Filtering and Dynamic Data Masking Capabilities

BlueTalon’s Data-Centric Security Hailed as “a Much Needed Security Solution for Enterprise Hadoop Deployments and Beyond”

August 31, 2015

cloudera_certified_logoBlueTalon Partners With Cloudera, Delivering Enhanced Data-Centric Security on Hadoop

Dynamic Data Masking, Row-Level Security and Fine-Grained Role- and Attribute-Based Access Control Now Available to Cloudera Customers, Providing Unmatched Big Data Security

July 14, 2015

Microsoft-logo_rgb_c-grayBlueTalon Integrates with Microsoft Azure HDInsight to Drive Big Data Adoption in the Cloud

New Product Integration Removes Critical Roadblock to Apache Hadoop Adoption Through Enterprise-grade Security and Data Access Control

June 9, 2015

BlueTalon Sets New Bar for Hadoop Security with Unrivaled Enterprise-Grade Data Access Control and Data Query Auditing

Expanded availability of BlueTalon Policy Engine 2.0 announced at Hadoop Summit 2015

February 18, 2015

BlueTalon Announces Breakthrough Data Access and Security for Hadoop and $5 Million in Funding

Unrivaled Enterprise-grade Data Access Control Delivers Secure Hadoop Deployments to Accelerate Explosive Market Adoption