BlueTalon Named a 2016 Gartner Cool Vendor

BlueTalon Data-Centric Security Approach Addresses Emerging Demand for Unified Security Across Data Platforms

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - May 2, 2016) - BlueTalon, the leader in Data-Centric Security, today announced it has been named one of the Cool Vendors in DBMS, 2016 by Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports that evaluate vendors and their products and services.

According to Gartner, "Security remains a core concern for data management, and there is an emerging demand for solutions that can unify security management across SQL, NoSQL and Hadoop environments -- regardless of where and how they are deployed.1"

"We are honored to be recognized by Gartner," said Eric Tilenius, CEO of BlueTalon. "BlueTalon's mission is to fill the gap in data security around big data projects and new data initiatives. Data-driven businesses need to adopt a new approach to security -- one that is focused on the data itself and gives control and visibility at the data layer."

The BlueTalon data-centric security solution is architected to bring consistent data authorization and protection at the data layer across the enterprise. Policies governing users' access to data can be role, attribute or purpose-based, are set up on an "author once, enforce anywhere" basis. With the ability to give users only access to the data they need to do their jobs, businesses can monitor data usage for auditing and protect the key assets in big data initiatives -- the data itself.

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1 Gartner Cool Vendor in DBMS, Adam M. Ronthal, Donald Feinberg, Mark A. Beyer, Merv Adrian, Nick Heudecker, April 2016.

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About BlueTalon

BlueTalon, Inc. is the leading provider of data-centric security for Hadoop, SQL, and big data environments deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Top Fortune 500 companies use BlueTalon to control their data and give users access to the data they need, not a byte more, while gaining unparalleled flexibility in the deployment of data resources. The BlueTalon Policy Engine provides precise authorization, fine-grained filtering, dynamic data masking, stealth analytics and auditing across applications and enterprise data stores. Follow BlueTalon at @bluetalon or visit