BlueTalon Announces Version 3.2 at DataWorks Summit


Certified by Hortonworks, BlueTalon Policy Engine Adds Attribute-Based Access Control and full Ambari support to Its Award-Winning Data Security Suite


SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 13, 2017 – BlueTalon®, a leader in Data-Centric Security, announced today at the DataWorks Summit the release of Version 3.2 of its Policy Engine for Hadoop and that it has joined the Hortonworks Partnerworks ISV/IHV Program and successfully achieved Hortonworks’ Product Integration Certification. The new version includes support for robust Attribute-Based Access Controls and is certified by Hortonworks on Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP®) 2.5 and 2.4.


By achieving Product Integration Certification, customers can now simplify and accelerate the deployment of Hortonworks Connected Data Solutions with validated integrations between leading enterprise technologies from partners and HDP, the industry’s only 100-percent open source platform built on Apache Hadoop. BlueTalon can also now be configured, installed, and monitored with Ambari for businesses to secure their Hortonworks clusters with BlueTalon Enforcement Points for Hive and HDFS, Audit Engine, and Policy Engine with just a few clicks.


“BlueTalon’s integration with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) through Ambari is a significant development for business seeking a simple, fast and effective way to secure their HDP clusters,” said Eric Tilenius, CEO of BlueTalon. “It means a single integrated management console can easily manage data security on Hadoop clusters.”


BlueTalon’s data-centric security platform brings visibility and control directly to the data layer and protects what matters the most; the data itself. The security platform unifies data security across modern big data platforms – Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL – and RDBMS. Businesses can manage access to key data down to the user level and data element stored, while using Attribute-Based Access Controls (ABAC) that can evolve dynamically with the organization.


BlueTalon Data-Centric Security is a natural addition to HDP deployment and provides advanced data access security capabilities. The entire BlueTalon security platform is now completely manageable within the Ambari management console — from deployment to production and daily operations.


HDP was built by the core architects, builders and operators of Apache Hadoop and includes all of the necessary components to manage a cluster at scale and uncover business insights from existing and new big data sources. HDP enables multiple workloads, applications and processing engines across single clusters with optimal efficiency. It also provides an open platform that deeply integrates with existing IT investments and upon which enterprises can build and deploy Hadoop-based applications.


To certify partner integrations, Hortonworks reviews each product for architectural best practices, validates it against a comprehensive suite of integration test cases and performs benchmarks for scale under varied workloads, while comprehensively documenting every step in the process. BlueTalon earned the Hortonworks ‘OPS Ready’ Badge as part of its successful certification for its latest release. BlueTalon is a certified Hortonworks partner.


At DataWorks in San Jose, Calif., June 13-15, 2017, BlueTalon will demonstrate how its integration with Hortonworks through Ambari accelerates securing Hortonworks clusters and data security management. Presented by Hortonworks, the DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit is the industry’s premier big data community event.


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About BlueTalon, Inc.
BlueTalon is a leading provider of data-centric security for big data and new data initiatives. The BlueTalon Policy Engine delivers precise, consistent, and dynamic user access controls to data across Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra, and traditional RDBMS. The BlueTalon Audit Engine provides a complete audit trail at the level of detail required for regulatory compliance and effective data security.
Leading Fortune 100 companies rely on BlueTalon to eliminate security blind spots and gain visibility and control at the data layer. BlueTalon has won numerous security and big data awards. Learn more about BlueTalon at


Lucy Jun
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