Zettaset: The Leader in Big Data Security Solutions

The expansiveness and complexity of Big Data has rendered traditional data processing, storage, and security solutions as inadequate. The highly-scalable distributed computing architectures that provide the infrastructure for Big Data cannot be effectively addressed by legacy technologies that were originally designed for monolithic relational database environments. Based in Mountain View, California, Zettaset is an ISV that creates data security software optimized for Big Data environments and distributed computing architectures, and is transparent and compatible with Relational, NoSQL, Hadoop and Object-Oriented data stores. Big data encryption and key management solutions from Zettaset are uniquely designed and optimized for scale and performance in today’s complex and demanding distributed-computing environments.

When companies are looking to maximize their computing resources to deliver successful big data projects, capabilities that enhance distributed computing techniques come in very handy. This is where Zettaset has evolved as an industry-leader in data encryption, access control, and authentication solutions. With the aim to deliver quality data analysis through new technologies, the company has been building a robust and cost-effective big data infrastructure for clients. Zettaset’s set of big data solutions help companies that find it hard to manage their computing resources by bringing back value into their existing technology investments. Even though software innovation has revolutionized the data management industry, still the use of traditional integration tools significantly increases project costs. Zettaset creates a secure, compliant, structured, and scalable big data environment without the need for extensive IT resources or continuous and costly support from professional services.

Originally founded in 2009 as Go2Metrics, the name was changed to Zettaset in 2011. Zettaset initially developed an automated and highly-secure management platform for Hadoop clusters called Orchestrator. As the Hadoop market matured and management platforms from Hortonworks and Cloudera gained dominance, Zettaset focused exclusively on developing data-centric security solutions for Big Data which address Relational, NoSQL and Object-Oriented data stores as well as Hadoop.

The Zettaset Big Data Encryption Suite was initially developed and refined in response to the needs of enterprise Hadoop users who were dissatisfied with the gaps that exist in open source security products. For example, open source encryption products lack standards-based interoperability with the KMIP-compliant key managers and PKCS#11 hardware security modules that supply the basic infrastructure for encryption in most enterprises today.

Big data opens up new opportunities by helping customers’ to make more informed decisions. Currently, with a large number of competitors bringing in new solutions with them, the big data market is growing steadily across the global business landscape. However, to fully benefit from the power of big data technologies, organizations need to develop the right security and encryption solutions. Customers rely on Zettaset to deliver advanced Big Data security solutions that are simple to deploy and easy to fit into existing IT security and policy frameworks.Currently focused in the North American geography, partners and enterprise customers find Zettaset’s products to be highly effectivedata protection solutions that secure the data where it resides within on-premises or cloud-based data centers. Because Zettaset encryption solutions are optimized for Big Data, performance can easily scale to accommodate petabyte-level data environments.

Encryption Solutions for Big Data

Zettaset Big Data Encryption Suite is comprised of two database-specific encryption system software solutions, as well as a software-based Virtual Key Manager and Virtual Hardware Security Module (HSM). This all-software-basedapproach simplifies integration with the Power Systems platform, reduces additional hardware requirements, and shares the elasticity of virtual machines and cloud computing. BDEncrypt is a partition-level encryption solution with broad applicability across Relational, NoSQL, Hadoop, and Object-Oriented data stores. BDEncrypt Plus is a selective file-level encryption solution for Hadoop distributions that includes added data integrity protection. Zettaset is able to add unique value through its Big Data Encryption Suite because of a unique encryption process, which is transparent to the end user and has a negligible impact on database performance. The big data encryption suite works as a high-performance software solution to protect data with the help of AES-NI and innovative patent-pending methods. By encrypting big data in distributed computing environments including Hadoop, NoSQL, as well as large data stores in legacy relational databases. .

Why the Need for Data Integrity?

While it’s well known that attackers attempt to steal valuable data that can be re-sold, such as credit card and social security numbers, there’s a growing trend by attackers to tamper with data by modifying the contents of an encrypted file, completely undetected. Examples include:

• Malicious insiders inflicting financial damage on a company by tampering with the data that it relies on to make critical business decisions.
• Politically-motivated sabotage of government databases that include personally. identifiable information such as tax records, social security data, and national security data such as TSA no-fly lists.
• Organized crime altering financial services databases to hide fraudulent activities such as embezzlement and money laundering.

The business benefits of the BDEncrypt Plus data encryption and integrity solution include:

• Reducing the negative impacts on brand, and reputation of a data corruption attack.
• Improving trustworthiness and reliability of data.
• Reducing downtime associated with restoring data to its pre-attack state.

Users of Zettaset Big Data encryption solutions include companies in regulated industries that are audited for data security compliance. These include (but are not limited to) financial services, healthcare, retail, and government organizations.The Zettaset Big Data Encryption Suite is marketed to end-users through strategic partners, including IBM Power Systems, Teradata and Hortonworks.

Zettaset Vision

• To be the undisputed leader in security solutions that are optimized for performance and scalability in Big Data environments built upon distributed computing architectures.
• Deliver enterprise-hardened software solutions that not only provide data protection, but also maintain the integrity of secured data.
• Provide one-stop data security solutions that are fully-compatible with the leading Hadoop, NoSQL, Relational, and Object-Oriented data stores

Jim Vogt, CEO- With 30 years of leadership experience in both start-up and public corporations, Jim brings a wealth of business and technology expertise to his role as president and CEO of Zettaset. Most recently, Jim served as senior vice president and general manager of the Cloud Services business unit at Blue Coat Systems. He has also held executive leadership positions at Trapeze Networks, Ingrian, Nortel, and Bay Networks. Jim holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Quote: Customers rely on Zettaset to deliver advanced Big Data security solutions that are simple to deploy and easy to fit into existing IT security and policy frameworks