Dataguise announces comprehensive Big Data security for Microsoft Azure HDInsight

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Dataguise, provider of data-centric discovery and data protection for Hadoop and other Big Data environments, has announced integration with Microsoft Azure HDInsight to support improved security and compliant Hadoop deployments on Microsoft Azure.

Now integrated with Microsoft Azure's HDInsight Hadoop distribution, Dataguise DgSecure helps organisations safely unlock the benefits of big data with a precise security solution for detecting, auditing, protecting, and monitoring sensitive data assets in real time. DgSecure makes data security for Azure HDInsight painless by delivering a one-stop, out-of-the-box solution with the highest levels of protection.

The combination of Azure HDInsight and DgSecure allows organisations to deploy high-availability Hadoop distributions in the cloud with complete end-to-end security where environments can scale elastically on demand. Essential capabilities in DgSecure include the industry-first ability to detect sensitive data regardless of its data type or location, define its relationship to other data, prevent unentitled access and provide monitoring for complete data privacy assurance.

Without writing a single line of code, Azure HDInsight customers can use DgSecure to detect where sensitive data resides across Hadoop deployments of any size. The solution's auditing functions provide visibility on what sensitive data is connected to and co-mingled with, as well as who is accessing it. Once identified and analysed, the data can be protected at the element level with masking or encryption strategies. Azure HDInsight repositories can also be policed 24/7 by DgSecure to prevent unwelcome access by unapproved parties.

"With the processing and storage of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data in Azure HDInsight repositories, it is critical that all sensitive data be identified, protected and monitored to ensure adherence to compliance mandates," said JT Sison, VP, Marketing for Dataguise. "Already in widespread use by Fortune 500 companies across industries, DgSecure is a proven data-centric Hadoop security and compliance solution that addresses the security concerns of data in these distributions."

"With Azure HDInsight you can spin up a Hadoop cluster in minutes and deploy in Windows or Linux," said Lance Olson, Partner Group Program Manager for HDInsight, Microsoft's Hadoop-as-a-Service offering in Azure. "Dataguise DgSecure scales to meet user requirements for security without impacting functionality or performance, allowing users to gain the full value of this solution. Dataguise will be a welcome addition to the Microsoft Partner Network and end-customers of HDInsight worldwide."

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