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Gazzang Named “Cool Vendor in Big Data” by Gartner

Gazzang, the big data and cloud security experts, today announced that it has been named a 2014 “Cool Vendor in Big Data” by Gartner, Inc1. Gazzang is one of four innovative vendors cited in the report and the only security vendor named. Gartner subscribers can download the full report at this link.

The enterprise adoption of new big data platforms like Hadoop, MongoDB and Cassandra is driving greater demand for massively scalable, high-performance security solutions that protect data at rest and help meet compliance. Gazzang’s encryption and key management solutions are purpose built for these new data structures, with fast and easy deployment and the ability to scale as organizations grow their big data environments and transition projects from development into production.

“Gazzang allows organizations to enjoy all the performance benefits of big data, while ensuring sensitive information -- including medical records, payment card data, corporate intellectual property and personally identifiable information -- remains secure and confidential,” said Larry Warnock, CEO of Gazzang. “We’re thrilled to be named a Cool Vendor in Big Data by Gartner, a recognition that confirms not only our approach, but the importance of encryption and key management to the overall success of big data projects.”

Gazzang big data and cloud security solutions include:

  • Gazzang zNcrypt™ - High-performance transparent encryption for data at rest. The solution encrypts data at each node and can be deployed easily with common DevOps tools. Gazzang zNcrypt also includes process-based access controls to ensure only authorized system functions can gain access to the encrypted data.
  • Gazzang zTrustee™ - Software-based key manager that enables the data owner to set and enforce a variety of configurable policies for encryption key access. zTrustee can also protect other digital security artifacts including SSH keys, SSL certificates, tokens and passwords, and features a single, unified interface for monitoring the status of these security objects.
  • Gazzang CloudEncrypt™ helps organizations maintain secure, compliant, production-ready environments in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Users get flexible, elastic, pre-packaged security, no matter where their sensitive data moves in the Amazon cloud. Available for Amazon EC2, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon EMR and StarCluster.

Gazzang supports major open source and big data platforms and partners with leading vendors including Basho, Cloudera, Couchbase, DataStax, Hortonworks, IBM, MapR, MongoDB, Pivotal and Sqrrl.

For more information on Gazzang’s solutions for Big Data, visit: http://gazzang.com/solutions/securing-big-data.

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Gazzang

Gazzang provides data security solutions and expertise to help enterprises protect sensitive information and maintain performance in big data and cloud environments. Our technology enables SaaS vendors, health care organizations, financial institutions, public sector agencies and more to meet regulatory compliance initiatives, secure personally identifiable information and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data and systems. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas and backed by Austin Ventures and Silver Creek Ventures. For more information, visit www.gazzang.com.

1 Gartner “Cool Vendors in Big Data” by Frank Buytendijk, Hideaki Horiuchi, Nick Heudecker, Merv Adrian, Angela McIntyre, Nick Ingelbrecht, April 28, 2014.

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