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Hortonworks Drives an Open Approach to Cybersecurity with Apache Metron

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and DUBLIN, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- (Hadoop Summit Europe) —  Hortonworks, Inc.® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced it is accelerating cybersecurity with Apache Metron. Metron is an incubating open source Apache project dedicated to providing an extensible and scalable advanced security analytics platform to detect and mitigate security risks in real time.

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Having achieved incubator status with the Apache Software Foundation in December 2015, Apache Metron is the next evolution of Security Incident Event Management (SIEM). The Metron community continues to grow and includes members such as Rackspace, ManTech, B23, Hortonworks and others. 

"ManTech's in-depth experience supports the premise that effective cybersecurity can be implemented through a robust big data ecosystem like Apache Metron," said Kent Warren, president, ManTech Commercial Services. "We have found this platform has all of the right elements to enable at scale ingestion, processing, indexing, and visualization of information like key cyber data sets to facilitate the protection, monitoring, analysis, detection, and response to nefarious unauthorized actions. Internally, we are working to align ManTech's deep collective understanding of cyber with capabilities like Apache Metron to facilitate new best in breed solutions for our expanding customer base."  

Metron helps users process unprecedented volumes of data per second, changing the game for malware detection and prevention. When an organization is attacked, Metron users can process and compare data from comprehensive feeds across the platform in real time. This not only facilitates enhanced detection of malware campaigns, but also impacts the economics for attackers by requiring them to customize malware for each target. 

"Cybersecurity professionals need real-time big data analytics to provide a comprehensive and contextually intelligent view of all security data to enable rapid detection and response to advanced security threats," said Jamie Engesser, vice president and general manager of emerging products, Hortonworks. "Traditional security tools with a rules-based approach do not scale to match the speed and frequency of modern cybersecurity threats, and that is why we are so excited about the Apache Metron community's momentum aimed at tackling this issue for the enterprise."

More information about Apache Metron can be found here.

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