Centrify and Cloudera Secure Enterprise Hadoop

Together, we’re better. Centrify has teamed up with Cloudera to unlock the synergies of both companies’ solutions and secure access to Hadoop Enterprise.


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Cloudera is transforming enterprise data management with the industry’s first unified platform for Big Data, built on Apache Hadoop.

Centrify is redefining the fabric of legacy Privileged Access Management (PAM) by delivering cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege Services to secure the ever-expanding attack surface, including big data environments.

While Cloudera offers comprehensive and compliance-ready security, we recognize that organizations need to be able to leverage their investment in existing enterprise tools such as Centrify Zero Trust Privilege. With this partnership, we can offer a range of access management tools to our enterprise customers that enables them to gain the most value from their investment in Cloudera and Centrify. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Centrify and in providing the best enterprise-grade security for Cloudera customers.

Tim Stevens, Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, Cloudera

Benefits for Joint Customers

Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services deliver capabilities specifically for Hadoop environments. Cloudera is certified to ensure customer support from both organizations and provides seamless compatibility and extensive testing for interoperability. 

By leveraging Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services, Cloudera customers can:

  • Rapidly deploy Cloudera Enterprise in secure mode
    Centrify enables Cloudera Enterprise to run in secure mode by enforcing authentication for users and administrators via your existing identity management infrastructure — Active Directory.

  • Simplify user access to Cloudera clusters through Active Directory-based single sign-on
    By extending Active Directory’s Kerberos and LDAP capabilities to Hadoop clusters, Centrify leverages existing Active Directory-based authentication for Hadoop administrators and end users. This increases user productivity and enhances security as users log in as themselves rather than through shared privileged accounts.

  • Establish regulatory compliance through least privilege policies and user activity auditing across the cluster
    Centrify helps Cloudera customers eliminate the use of root privileges by enabling per command privilege elevation or whitelisted restricted shell. Centrify audits user access to Hadoop clusters, records user session activity, centrally stores session recordings and ensures accountability through correlated activity across the cluster.

Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services and Cloudera Enterprise solution is already in joint production across thousands of Hadoop nodes. Centrify provides support for Cloudera through automated service account creation and distribution, documented integration guides, tools/scripting and tech support.

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