Cloudera acquires Gazzang for stronger data security

In a move aimed at bolstering the security of Apache Hadoop, Cloudera, a data management software company, has purchased data security company Gazzang.

The acquisition will “immediately deliver enterprise-grade data encryption and key management,” according to a press release. Additionally, Gazzang will help secure the data Cloudera maintains, especially data pertaining to explicit regulations, such as HIPAA and the EU Data Protection Directive.

Gazzang's staff will address security issues in the Hadoop system. The team will offer transparent data-at-rest encryption and key management solution to Hadoop customers.

Ultimately, Cloudera wants to streamline the data protection process and make it simple for companies facing strict regulations to implement new security features.

The acquisition details were not disclosed.

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