2017 Big Data 100: 10 Coolest Big Data Protection And Security Analytics Software Vendors

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Managing IT security, detecting system intrusions and keeping out the bad guys, is one of the biggest challenges for system managers today. That's given rise to a class of big data analytics tools that are specifically designed for cyber security and data protection tasks – protecting big data using big data technology.

As part of this year's fifth annual Big Data 100 roundup, we've included a list of 10 big data protection and security analytics vendors that have demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing to market products and services that help businesses work with big data.


Top Executive: CEO Eric Tilenius

BlueTalon develops software for data-centric security, user access control and data masking, providing control and visibility at the data layer across Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra, relational databases and other big data systems.

Late last year Dell EMC selected Talon's Policy Engine and Audit Engine software to be the data security and governance component of its Dell EMC Analytic Insights Module big data product.

Founded in 2013, BlueTalon is based in Redwood City, Calif.



Top Executive: CEO Paula Long

DataGravity develops technology that provides a way for organizations to identify sensitive data across their virtual environments and protect it from theft and misuse.

DataGravity, based in Nashua, N.H., started out developing "data-aware" storage systems that could search and govern stored data, but has evolved since its 2012 founding to focus on data protection.

The company says its DataGravity for Virtualization technology offers behavior-based data protection and visibility into unstructured data across virtual environments, allowing users to combat security threats in real time.


Top Executive: CEO Manmeet Singh

Dataguise develops the DgSecure data governance software that automatically detects, protects and monitors sensitive data that's on premise and in the cloud. The technology works with PCI, HIPAA and PII (personally identifiable data) information and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation compliance requirements.

In March Dataguise, founded in 2007 and based in Fremont, Calif., announced that DgSecure provides sensitive data monitoring and masking capabilities for data in Apache Hive systems and sensitive data monitoring for MapR and Teradata systems and the Oracle database.


Top Executive: CEO Nir Polak

Exabeam develops a behavior-based security intelligence system that uses advanced analytics and data science for threat detection, data loss protection and security breach investigation and to thwart insider threats.

Exabeam launched its Security Intelligence Platform in January with Log Manager, Advanced Analytics, Incident Responder, Threat Hunter and other tools.

In February San Mateo, Calif.-based Exabeam, founded in 2013, raised $30 million in Series C financing.


Top Executive: President and CEO Andy Grolnick

LogRythm's security intelligence and analytics system detects and neutralizes cyber threats. The company's products combine SIEM (security information and event management) data with log management, network and endpoint monitoring and forensics, and security analytics data.

LogRhythm, founded in 2003 and based in Boulder, Colo., raised $50 million in venture financing in August 2016.

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