Centrify for Hadoop

The Big Data market is exploding — one analyst predicts it will grow from $2 billion in 2013 to over $50 billion in 2020 — and Big Data infrastructure powered by Apache Hadoop is at the forefront of this growth. Centrify Zero Trust Privilege solutions help customers to secure and simplify these environments through its Privileged Access Management and auditing capabilities.

The Requirements

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 Hadoop environments, least privilege should be enforced, and activity should be audited to satisfy regulatory compliance requirements.

centrify for hadoop

Centrify for Hadoop

Centrify’s integrated solution for Hadoop is an enterprise-grade offering that makes securing even the most complex Hadoop environments simple and straightforward by connecting your Hadoop 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 Hadoop clusters, nodes and services.


  • Secure and simplify Hadoop 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 Hadoop users. By extending the power of Active Directory’s Kerberos and LDAP capabilities to your Hadoop clusters, Centrify delivers authentication for Hadoop administrators and end users.
  • Secure machine-to-machine communication across the nodes in your cluster. Centrify automates Hadoop service account management. Centrify not only secures user identity but also system and service account identity.
  • Mitigate threats resulting from identity-related risks and address compliance and audit requirements. Hadoop 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 Hadoop clusters, nodes and services.

Supported Hadoop Vendors

Cloudera    MapR

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