Centrify and IBM Secure Enterprise Hadoop

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


IBM® BigInsights for Apache Hadoop is an industry standard Hadoop offering that combines the best of open source software with enterprise-grade capabilities.

It helps organizations to cost effectively manage and analyze big data – the volume and variety of data that customers and businesses create and collect every day. IBM has worked with partners like Centrify to make sure IBM BigInsights integrates easily with enterprise infrastructure securely.

Solutions that store sensitive and business critical data including customer, financial and personally identifiable information (PII), should be governed by corporate security and compliance policies. Only users with a business need should have access to IBM BigInsights environments, least privilege should be enforced, and activity should be audited to satisfy regulatory compliance requirements.

The Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services solution for IBM BigInsights is an enterprise-grade offering that makes securing complex IBM BigInsights environments simple and straightforward by connecting your IBM BigInsights cluster to your existing Active Directory infrastructure. The result is enterprise-wide authentication, access control, privilege management, auditing and secure machine-to-machine communications which includes your IBM BigInsights clusters, nodes and services.

Benefits for Joint Customers

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

  • Secure and simplify IBM BigInsights environments without the hassle of deploying and managing new identity infrastructure
    Centrify makes it simple to run Hadoop in secure mode by leveraging your existing identity management infrastructure — Active Directory. Minimize costs by eliminating the need for parallel solutions — that may not be enterprise ready — and leveraging existing skill sets.
  • Increase productivity and security via single sign-on for IT admins and IBM BigInsights users
    By extending the power of Active Directory’s Kerberos and LDAP capabilities to your IBM BigInsights clusters, Centrify delivers authentication for IBM BigInsights administrators and end users.
  • Secure machine-to-machine communication across the nodes in your cluster
    Centrify automates IBM BigInsights service account management. Centrify not only secures the user identity but also the system and service account identities.
  • Mitigate threats resulting from identity-related risks and address compliance and audit requirements
    IBM BigInsights environments 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 IBM BigInsights clusters, nodes and services.

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