Centrify and DataStax Create Business Agility with Secure Apache Cassandra

Combining NoSQL Technology and Centrify PAM

DataStax delivers Apache Cassandra™ in a database platform that meets the performance and availability demands of Internet of Things (IoT), Web, and Mobile applications.

It gives enterprises a secure, fast, always-on database that remains operationally simple when scaled in a single datacenter or across multiple datacenters and clouds.

DataStax delivers a production version of Apache Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise (DSE), and the ecosystem to make the vision behind Cassandra a reality. Centrify and DataStax have partnered to integrate the best of both worlds giving customers the ability to easily and securely integrate DataStax into the corporate infrastructure.

DataStax often stores sensitive and business critical data including customer, financial and personally identifiable information (PII), which should be governed by corporate security and compliance policies. Only users with a business need should have access to DataStax environments. Thus, least privilege should be enforced, and privileged user activity should be audited to satisfy regulatory compliance requirements.

Centrify Privileged Access Management for DataStax Enterprise is an enterprise-grade offering that makes securing even the most complex Apache Cassandra environments simple and straightforward by securely connecting your DataStax cluster to your existing Active Directory. The result is enterprise-wide authentication, access control, privilege management and auditing.

DataStax is being implemented by some of the most demanding enterprises in the world for the most critical real-time use cases. These customers demand integration with their existing identity infrastructure, which is something only Centrify can provide. We have worked with Centrify to help them become a DataStax Certified Partner with jointly supported and documented integration.

Narayan Sundareswaran, Vice President of Business Development, DataStax

Benefits for Joint Customers

By leveraging Centrify modern PAM, DataStax customers can:

  • Secure and simplify NoSQL environments without the hassle of deploying and managing new identity infrastructure
    Centrify minimizes costs by eliminating the need for parallel identity management infrastructure — that may not be enterprise-ready — and allows you to leverage existing Active Directory skill sets.
  • Mitigate threats resulting from identity-related risks and address compliance and audit requirements 
    NoSQL infrastructures store your organization’s most important data. Centrify controls access, manages privileges, audits activity and associates everything back to an individual, thereby making your data more secure. Centrify delivers cost-effective compliance with reporting on who has access and who did what across your data environment.
  • Increase productivity and security via single sign-on for administrators and users
    By extending the power of Active Directory’s Kerberos and LDAP capabilities to your NoSQL clusters, Centrify delivers authentication for administrators and users.

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