Based on our original experience with Apache Hadoop software, Intel IT identified new opportunities to reduce IT costs and extend our business intelligence capabilities. We use Cloudera ...enterprise-grade tools to improve the performance, management, and security of our Hadoop platform.
The transition to Cloudera Enterprise especially offered us the ability to boost Hadoop security by replacing perimeter-only security with a far more secure Kerberos*-based platform. Our platform is now protected by centralized and fine-grained authorization and encryption using Apache Sentry* and Cloudera Navigator* Key Trustee capabilities.
Careful planning, thorough testing, proactive communications, and phased implementation helped enable the first big data platform within Intel that is certified to host data that is Intel Top Secret.
To create a more secure Hadoop platform we focused on the following areas:
Our Hadoop security best practices enhance security, privacy, and legal compliance at Intel. They also make it possible for Intel's business groups to broaden their scope for business intelligence analytics with the knowledge that our Hadoop platform has a significantly improved security posture.