BlueTalon Named to CRN’s 2017 Big Data 100 List



REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 4th, 2017BlueTalon®, a leader in Data-Centric Security, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named BlueTalon to its 2017 Big Data 100 list. This annual list recognizes the ingenuity of tech suppliers bringing to market innovative offerings for harnessing the increasingly huge amounts of data generated in today’s digital world, raising the bar for data management and challenging established IT practices.


Businesses are constantly grappling with the exploding volume, speed and variety of information they produce and utilize on a daily basis to remain competitive. Solution providers are on a never-ending quest to tame this big data with innovative tools, technologies and services that can convert it into meaningful, usable statistics.


In response to this challenge, the CRN editorial team has identified the IT vendors at the forefront of data management, business analytics and infrastructure technologies and services. The resulting Big Data 100 list is a valuable guide for solution providers seeking out key big data technology suppliers.


BlueTalon’s data-centric security platform brings visibility and control directly to the data layer and protects what matters the most: the data itself. BlueTalon unifies data security across modern big data platforms – Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL – and RDBMS.


“Businesses everywhere are faced with managing information streams of unprecedented volume and complexity, requiring more powerful and efficient tools than ever before for capturing, storing, organizing, securing and analyzing data,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN is pleased to present the 2017 Big Data 100, a list of vendors whose ingenuity and creative problem-solving have introduced remarkable new ways to help solution providers tackle this mammoth task. Congratulations to these Big Data aces, who have not only kept pace with the rapidly evolving demands of the data management field, but also innovated and challenged the status quo.”


“The dual directives to both protect exploding amounts of data and afford the seamless access users need to enable innovation and productivity is vexing for organizations,” said Eric Tilenius, CEO of BlueTalon. “BlueTalon solves this conundrum by unifying data security across the ecosystem of big data platforms to deliver unparalleled visibility, control and safe access to data. This reduces barriers to innovation and lowers operational costs for enterprises. We are pleased that CRN recognizes the leading role BlueTalon is playing in transforming how organizations proficiently protect and control their data.”


The 2017 Big Data 100 list is available online at


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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


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