Protegrity Teams Up With Cloudera To Secure Big Data

Protegrity Big Data Protector Now Certified on CDH4, Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache™ Hadoop®, Version 4

Stamford, CT April 17, 2013 – Protegrity USA, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data security solutions, today announced that its Protegrity Big Data Protector is now certified on CDH4, Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache™ Hadoop® version 4. The solution delivers the security of Protegrity’s patented Vaultless Tokenization technology to the Hadoop® environment, which allows tokenized data to be mined and manipulated by business processes without having to return the data to its original form. This provides intrinsic protection of data in Big Data clusters and essentially renders the data in Hadoop® clusters useless to unauthorized individuals or entities, even if they are able to penetrate perimeter defenses. CDH is the world’s most widely deployed distribution of Apache™ Hadoop® in commercial and non-commercial environments. Today, more than half of the Fortune 50 run open source Apache™ Hadoop® based on Cloudera. With tens of thousands of nodes in production, Cloudera has established itself as the category leader that is setting the standard for Apache™ Hadoop® in the enterprise. CDH4 is a 100% open source distribution that combines core Apache™ Hadoop® with other open source applications within the Hadoop® stack to deliver advanced, enterprise-grade features.

“Cloudera is a clear leader in the fast-growing Hadoop platform distribution and support marketplace,” said Suni Munshani, CEO of Protegrity. “By optimizing our solution for the Cloudera environment, we are able to offer organizations a robust data protection platform to extract maximum value from their Big Data stores without risking the security of sensitive information.”

The Cloudera Certified Technology program Protegrity has joined makes it simpler for Apache™ Hadoop® technology buyers to purchase the right cluster components and software applications to extract the most value from their data. Clusters that leverage CDH4 alongside Cloudera Certified Technologies, such as Protegrity, operate with reduced risk and lower total cost of ownership. Cloudera Certified Technologies have been tested and validated to use supported APIs and to comply with Cloudera development guidelines for integration with Apache™ Hadoop®.

“Building a cluster from the ground up to run an Apache Hadoop cluster can be challenging. There are numerous choices to be made at all levels of the stack, and making those choices can be very complicated. The Cloudera Certified Technology program is designed to make those choices easy and reliable,” said Tim Stevens, Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, Cloudera. “We’re committed to helping enterprises achieve the most from their Big Data initiatives, and we’re pleased that Protegrity has completed certification of Protegrity Big Data Protector on CDH4.”

Read more about the Protegrity and Cloudera partnership. To become CDH4 certified, join the Cloudera Connect Partner Program, or to explore the Partner Solutions Spotlight to learn more about partner innovations, visit:

About Protegrity

Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Protegrity provides high performance, infinitely scalable, end-to-end data security solutions that protect sensitive information across the enterprise from the point of acquisition to deletion. The company’s award-winning software products span a variety of data protection methods, including end-to-end encryption, tokenization, masking, and monitoring and are backed by several important data protection technology patents. Currently, more than 200 enterprise customers worldwide rely on Protegrity’s comprehensive data security solutions to enable compliance for PCI DSS, HIPAA and other data protection mandates while protecting sensitive data, brand, and business reputation. For more information, please visit

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About Cloudera

Cloudera, the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise, empowers data-driven enterprises to Ask Bigger Questions™ and get bigger answers from all their data at the speed of thought. Cloudera Enterprise, the platform for Big Data, now with Cloudera Enterprise Real Time Queries powered by Impala, enables organizations to easily derive business value from structured and unstructured data to achieve a significant competitive advantage. Reinventing the economics and performance of Big Data management, Cloudera is the category leader in Apache™ Hadoop®-based software, services and training. CDH (Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache™ Hadoop®), available to download for free at, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop® in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably using this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Manager software and Cloudera Support. As the top contributor to the Apache™ open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera’s depth of Big Data experience and expertise are unrivaled. For more information, please visit

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