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Application Security, Inc. Extends DbProtect Data Security Capabilities To Support Hadoop

New release provides ability to evaluate and enforce Hadoop security controls in same way as traditional relational database platforms
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuing the company's commitment to providing superior data security solutions for the enterprise, Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc), today announced Hadoop support within DbProtect – the industry's most widely used strategic security platform for relational databases and data stores. Building on DbProtect's world-class, scalable and up-to-date knowledgebase, AppSecInc continues to respond to the security requirements and needs of today's heterogeneous environments by extending support for Hadoop.

"Organizations today are looking to move their massive data storage and processing workloads to Hadoop to save cost and improve scalability. However, due to the relative lack of security built-in to Hadoop, adoption of the platform has been difficult for organizations with sensitive data," states Josh Shaul, Chief Technology Officer, AppSecInc. "This new release of DbProtect provides AppSecInc customers with the ability to evaluate and enforce Hadoop security controls in the same way they do with their traditional relational database platforms. With the assurance that the Hadoop environment is locked down, the potential for using the platform for any data – not just public / non-sensitive information is unlocked."

Anyone Can Now Perform a Hadoop Security Assessment

AppSecInc has had a long history of developing of the world's most widely used database security scanning solution in the world. Through extending their research and development into big data, DbProtect users are now empowered to perform automated security assessments against Hadoop installations regardless of expertise. With DbProtect, organizations can now scan Hadoop for configuration mistakes, identification and access controls issues, or any toxic combination of settings that could lead to escalation of privileges attacks, data leakage, or harming the integrity of data held within these data stores.

AppSecInc will be providing private briefings and demonstrations of DbProtect for Hadoop at the Black Hat USA 2013 conference at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

About Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc)

AppSecInc ( is a leading provider of superior data security solutions empowering everyone to achieve unprecedented levels of security, reduce risk, and ensure continuous regulatory and industry compliance. Used by commercial and government organizations all over the world, our proven and award-winning data security solutions are backed by the most comprehensive data security knowledgebase from AppSecInc's renowned threat research and development team, TeamSHATTER (

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