On the 12th of April Hortonworks announced to put a strategic focus on open cybersecurity and talked about the solution Apache Metron. The company is known for their contribution to the open data industry and has their headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. This step is required in order to offer enterprises a better means of protecting themselves from attacks, leveraging the power of collaboration.
What does Apache Metron do?
Apache Metron, formerly known as OpenSOC, is an open solution for big data cybersecurity analytics. The system works in real-time and is able to cross-reference and contextualize data to protect systems from attacks and to prevent data leakage among other critical issues that could occur. Leveraging the open mechanics of Apache Metron you are able to better distinguish uninteresting network “noise” from actual attacks in the network.
Insight from a user
“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.”
What’s the background of Hortonworks?
Hortonworks was established in 2011 by 24 engineers who were part of the original Hadoop team at Yahoo. Ever since they followed an open source strategy and mind-set, discarding all approaches that would steer either themselves, users or partners towards a vendor lock-in. For their good work and innovation for enterprises around the globe they have been named a visionary in 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for data warehouse and data management solutions for analytics.