BlueTalon Enables Secure Use of Hadoop Web Interface by Big Data Teams
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2017 — Today, at the 2017 #RSAConference,#BlueTalon Enables Secure Use of #Hadoop Web Interface by #BigData Teams 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, 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.