NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Today at Strata + Hadoop World, Gazzang, the big data security experts, announced its encryption and key management solutions are now available for customers of Rackspace Big Data Platforms. Gazzang zNcrypt™ and zTrustee™ have been tested to support the Rackspace Cloud Big Data Platform, the company’s upcoming public cloud-based service powered by Apache Hadoop, and the Rackspace Managed Big Data Platform, announced earlier today.
“We’re pleased to make our solutions available for Rackspace customers who can now encrypt and secure their confidential data across their entire OpenStack-based cloud footprint -- public, private, dedicated and hybrid.”
Organizations are increasingly turning to the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud to reduce infrastructure investment costs and simplify installation, configuration and management. Many of these companies are storing and running large-scale analytics jobs against sensitive, regulated customer data in the cloud. Rackspace Big Data customers can now use Gazzang to secure the data at-rest in Hadoop to help meet strict compliance regulations including HIPAA, FERPA, PCI-DSS and more.
“There are a number of advantages to running a big data deployment in the cloud, but it’s important for organizations to consider what type of data will be collected for analysis and who might have access to it,” said Sam Heywood, vice president of marketing and products at Gazzang. “We’re pleased to make our solutions available for Rackspace customers who can now encrypt and secure their confidential data across their entire OpenStack-based cloud footprint -- public, private, dedicated and hybrid.”
Gazzang will provide high-performance transparent data encryption and key management for Rackspace Big Data customers through its zNcrypt and zTrustee solutions that are purpose-built to protect sensitive files, directories and images in big data and cloud environments.
Gazzang solutions allow customers to manage the keys and set and enforce policies that ensure plaintext data is inaccessible by system administrators and other unauthorized parties. For Hadoop environments that need to rapidly scale or burst across cloud environments, Gazzang offers a variety of DevOps automation tools for quick installation and configuration.
“The security of our customers’ data is incredibly important to Rackspace, and we’re pleased that our customers now have data encryption and key management available as we launch our public cloud and dedicated big data offerings,” said Sean Anderson, Big Data evangelist at Rackspace.
Gazzang is a strategic cloud tools partner of Rackspace and provides data security solutions for a variety of existing Rackspace cloud offerings. Earlier this year, Gazzang announced availability of encryption and key management support for OpenStack public and private clouds.
Gazzang provides data security solutions and expertise to help enterprises protect sensitive information and maintain performance in big data and cloud environments. Our technology enables SaaS vendors, health care organizations, financial institutions, public sector agencies and more to meet regulatory compliance initiatives, secure personally identifiable information and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data and systems. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas and backed by Austin Ventures and Silver Creek Ventures. For more information, visit www.gazzang.com.