Centrify and Hortonworks Secure Enterprise Hadoop

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

Combining Big Data and Zero Trust Privilege

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Hortonworks’ mission is to establish Hadoop as the foundational technology of modern enterprise data architecture.

Hortonworks and Centrify are working together to accelerate Hadoop market adoption and provide a new, more secure data management solution that enables enterprises to transform their businesses via the power of Big Data.

Both companies have partnered to extend the Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services to the Hortonworks Data Platform and jointly address comprehensive identity management and enhanced security for Hortonworks environments — no matter the complexity.

Centrify is a welcome member of the Hortonworks Certified Technology Partner Program, demonstrating interoperability between Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services. This partnership and certification provide enterprise customers with an Active Directory infrastructure solution to drive their Big Data projects securely and cost effectively.

John Kreisa, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Hortonworks

Benefits for Joint Customers

Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services deliver capabilities specifically for Hadoop environments. Hortonworks 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, Hortonworks customers can:

  • Rapidly deploy Hortonworks Data Platform in secure mode
    Centrify enables Hortonworks Data Platform to run in secure mode by enforcing authentication for users and administrators via your existing identity management infrastructure — Active Directory.
  • Simplify user access to Hortonworks 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 Hortonworks 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 Hortonworks Data Platform solution is already in joint production across thousands of Hadoop nodes. Centrify provides support for Hortonworks through automated service account creation and distribution, documented integration guides, tools/scripting and tech support.


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