Top Technologies in Big Data Security Market

Big data security solutions use many technologies to encounter fraud and theft of data. The vendors tend to use these technologies to provide better software and solutions to its customers. Some of the technologies used are as follows:

  1. Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  2. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  3. Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS)
  4. Unified Threat Management (UTM)
  5. Others (Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  6. Security and vulnerability management)

Top Big Data Software Features

Big data security is the terms of outcome for all initiatives and techniques used to protect and defend reporting and analytics procedures from threats, fraud, or other fraudulent behavior that could damage or affect them unfavourably. Like other kinds of cyber-security, the big data version is involved and worried with online or offline threats. Some of the features are as:

  1. Encryption
  2. Tokenization
  3. Data masking
  4. Backup and recovery
  5. Access control
  6. Security intelligence
  7. Big data governance
  8. Audit and reporting
  9. Big data discovery
  10. Classification

Top 10 Growing Companies

Growing firms have offerings for niche products and services. Their business tactics aren't as powerful as the established companies. The evolving vendors include the new market entrants, beginning to emerge in terms of product portfolio and geographical coverage, and need time to gain strong market popularity. Some of the emerging new entrants are:

  1. AlienVault
  2. FireEye
  3. Proofpoint
  4. DataVisor
  5. Gigamon
  6. Zettaset
  7. Rapid7
  8. Pivotal
  9. Fortinet
  10. Centrify

What is Big Data Security Solutions?

Big data refers to the large set of complex digital data, which is unstructured. This data includes confidential information that is used by organizations to gain insights and hence the security of this data has become important for every organization.

According to 360 Quadrant analysis, the following have been identified as the top 10 vendors in the Best Big data security solutions:

Top 10 Big Data Security Solutions-

  1. IBM
  2. Oracle Corporation Big Data Cloud
  3. HPE
  4. Symantec
  5. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
  6. Amazon
  7. Imperva
  8. Informatica Big Data Quality
  9. Alienvault USM (Unified Security Platform)
  10. Proofpoint

Security is a process and not a product; thus, big data security can be referred to as a proactive and protective approach for managing digital privacy. Big data security solutions are used to prevent unauthorized access to effectively protect organizational data.


The vendors are placed into 4 categories based on their performance in each criterion: visionary leaders, innovators, dynamic differentiators, and emerging companies. The top 25 vendors evaluated in the big data security market include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, HPE, Gemalto, Cloudera, Informatica, DataVisor, Inc., Hortonworks, Symantec, Pivotal, Zettaset, McAfee, Thales Group, Centrify, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Gigamon, Rapid7, Proofpoint, Fortinet, Imperva, AlienVault, FireEye, and LogRhythm.


Vendors who fall into this category receive high scores for most of the evaluation criteria. They have strong and established product portfolios and a very strong market presence, with strong business strategies. They provide mature and reputable data security tools. The visionary leaders include IBM Corporation, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Symantec, Informatica, Check Point Software, and HPE.


McAfee, Microsoft, LogRhythm, and Cloudera have been identified as dynamic differentiators in the big data security market. They are established vendors with very strong business strategies. However, they are low in their product portfolios. They focus on a specific type of technology related to the product.


Innovators in the MicroQuadrant have substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. They have very focused product portfolios; however, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall businesses. Gemalto, AlienVault, FireEye, Proofpoint, Hortonworks, Thales Group, and Centrify are recognized as innovators in the big data security market.


DataVisor, Gigamon, Zettaset, Rapid7, Pivotal, and Fortinet have been identified as the emerging players in the big data security solutions market. The emerging players specialize in offering niche solutions and services. They do not have strong business strategies as compared to the established vendors.

Best Big Data Security Solutions

Comparing 25 vendors in Big Data Security Solutions across 106 criteria.
All vendors(25)
IBM offers the IBM Security Guardium Big Data Intelligence to the big data security market. IBM Security Guardium Big Data Intelligence offering helps prevent unauthorized access to data and alerts users about the changes or the leak of data that are caused anonymously, which helps maintain the integrity of data. Further, it also automates the compliance control and protects data against any internal or an external threat. The IBM Security Guardium Big Data Intelligence is designed to address a full-range of security needs, from constantly monitoring and formulating real-time security policies, to ensuring protection of data across enterprises, without impacting the performance and source of data.
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Oracle delivers unique big data security solutions that adhere to the legacy systems for data processing and management. Oracle's business data solutions address a range of customer requirements that include business analytics solutions; quick processing of data; and social cloud solutions to enable innovation, improve operational efficiency, and simplify the IT infrastructure requirement.
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Voltage SecureData Enterprise is data-centric protection for big data. It protects the world’s largest brands and neutralizes breach impact by securing sensitive data-at-rest, in-use, and in motion. It provides advanced encryption, tokenization, and secure key management that protect sensitive data across enterprise applications, data processing IT, cloud, payments ecosystems, mission-critical transactions, storage, and big data platforms.

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The company specializes in cybersecurity offerings, which include a wider information protection portfolio such as endpoint data loss prevention solutions, encrypted traffic management, encryption, identity management solutions, and other data security solutions. Symantec Big Data Solution helps organizations, educational institutes, and government organizations to adhere to the federal regulations that make it necessary to retrieve digital data whenever required.
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Checkpoint Next-Generation SmartEvent evaluates and searches logs with unparalleled speed and scale. It is capable to analyze billions of logs per day, and search over a hundred million logs in a matter of seconds. This speed and scale enable forensic investigation and regulatory compliance with easy access to terabytes of historical logs. SmartEvent offers full threat visibility with a single view of security risks. It helps to take control and command the security event through real-time forensic and event investigation, compliance and reporting. It also responds to security incidents immediately and gains network true insights.

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AWS systematically approaches the security industry. While in the presence of sub-frameworks around each service, its architecture and security administration are intended to work together. The data in Amazon cloud is encrypted at its storage level, regardless of whether the data is in rest or motion. Additionally, the access management for ensuring the security data is required for simple storage, as well as, sophisticated database services.
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Imperva Inc. enables the successful deployment of security solutions that protect critical data and applications over the enterprise cloud or on-premises network. The solutions provided by the company improves the overall accuracy, decrease complexity, increase enterprise performance, and broaden deployment options to the customers. Advanced technologies provided by the company delivers innovative protection against complex, multi-vector data threats and attacks. Imperva SecureSphere solution integrates multi-layer security architecture to enable advanced level protection without any complex infrastructure requirement.

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Informatica’s award-winning intelligent data security solution- Secure@Source® automates the process of discovering, analyzing, and visualizing sensitive data so security, compliance, and privacy teams can quickly understand sensitive data risk and apply appropriate controls and policies to the data. With its precise processes that define, discover, and analyze sensitive data for risk helps to replace costly, time-consuming manual data audits
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Proofpoint solutions are built on a flexible, cloud-based platform and control many proprietary technologies, including Big Data analytics, machine learning, deep content inspection, secure storage and advanced encryption to address today’s rapidly changing threat landscape. The Proofpoint security-as-a-service platform addresses enterprise IT security by protecting data as it flows into and out of the enterprise through on-premise and cloud-based email, instant messaging, social media, and other web-based applications. The platform also securely archives these communications for compliance and eDiscovery.

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Vormetric Transparent Encryption enterprise encryption software provides data-at-rest encryption with centralized key management, privileged user access control, and detailed data access audit logging. This protects data wherever it resides, on-premises, across multiple clouds and within big data, and container environments. The deployment is user-friendly, easy, scalable and quick, with agents installed at operating file-system or device layer, and encryption and decryption are transparent to all applications that run above it. The software is designed to meet data security compliance and best practice requirements with minimal disruption, effort, and cost.

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Hortonworks helps customers maintain the high levels of protection their enterprise data demands by creating centralized security administration and management into the DNA of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). HDP provides an enterprise-ready data platform with rich competences spanning security, governance, and operations. By executing security at the platform level, Hortonworks ensures that security is consistently administered to any application built on top of the data platform, and makes it easier to build or retire data application without impacting security. To be consistent with its mission to develop, distribute and support 100% open-source Apache Hadoop data platform, Hortonworks immediately incorporated the XA Secure technology into the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), while also converting the commercial solution into an open Apache community project called Apache Ranger.

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Cloudera offers a versatile, adaptable, and integrated platform that simplifies the management of the ever-increasing volumes and formats of data. The company offers the Cloudera distribution of Apache Hadoop, the CDH suite, which provides integration and security with multiple hardware and software solutions. CHD includes Cloudera Navigator, an end-to-end data management and security tool that enables administrators and analysts to explore the big data in Hadoop and simplifies the management of encryption keys. Cloudera's unique approach balances big data flexibility needs with the required agility for wider business implementation, thereby enabling innovations.
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McAfee provides a wide-ranging category of products, which include data protection and encryption, database security, security management, and SIEM. The company offers numerous products under these categories. McAfee Complete Data Protection comprises data protection and encryption. McAfee Database Security offers various products, such as McAfee Data Center Security Suite for Databases, McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases, McAfee Security Scanner for Databases, McAfee Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention, and McAfee Device Control. These products deliver real-time protection from external, internal, and even intra-database threats to business-critical data in databases.
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FireEye is changing detection and incident investigation with its cloud-based Threat Analytics Platform (TAP). TAP provides enterprise-wide visibility, codified detection expertise, and guided investigation workflows to amplify the defense against today’s most sophisticated cyber-attacks. FireEye built TAP from the ground up — by security practitioners, for security practitioners. TAP combines threat insights gained from responding to the worlds’ most consequential breaches with big data security analytics and codified security expertise so you can quickly identify and investigate cyber threats.

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Gemalto offers the SafeNet Data Protection solution. SafeNet Data Protection delivers data protection with a wide ranging security portfolio to meet the demands of customers. It also helps in conforming to the compliance mandates, which include standards such as HIPAA, GDPR, PCI-DSS, and SOX. This empowers service providers to offer flexible lifecycle management services for customers’ data stores.
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Centrify Corporation has carved a notable place in the big data security market by delivering NoSQL and Hadoop-based customers’ enterprise-grade IAM solutions. The adoption of these security solutions reduces the risk and total cost of ownership and unifies the IT infrastructure of the organizations by consolidating identity, authentication, and access management. The recently released Centrify Server Suite 17, provides a robust privileged access management solution to address the security and compliance requirements of its customers.
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The company offers big data security through the Microsoft Azure Information Protection, for both data over cloud and on-premises. The platform sorts the stored data depending upon its sensitivity and the robust policies label and classify the data while creating the data set. It allows defining the rules over the data, and thus enables secured sharing of data among the employees, customers, and partners. Further, its integration with all the Microsoft products, such as Office and other common applications, provides added security through Microsoft security essentials for the desktop systems.
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GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform, the Metadata Engine is capable to boost security information and event management systems (SIEMs) and big data security analytics solutions by improving their speed of detection and helping organizations expedite responses to breaches. SIEMs, forensics solutions, and user behavioral analytics products can connect to the SDP and receive an output of the Metadata Engine, that includes:
  • NetFlow/IPFIX records
  • URL/URI information
  • SIP request information
  • HTTP response codes
  • DNS queries
  • DHCP queries (future)
  • Certificate information (future)
  • Custom data (future)
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LogRhythm 6.1 Big Data Security Analytics Platform is an award-winning Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) 2.0 security analytics platform, which provides the industry’s first multi-dimensional behavioral analytics tool. The platform allows organizations of all sizes to detect breaches and the most sophisticated cyber threats of today, faster and with greater accuracy than ever before, the platform provides the channel with a solution to cross-sell with traditional security point products to exploit additional revenue opportunities.

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Rapid7 InsightIDR controls both User and Attacker Behavior Analytics to detect intruder activity, cutting down false positives and days’ worth of work for security professionals. It searches all the top attack vectors behind breaches: the use of stolen credentials, malware, and phishing, and alerts on stealthy intruder behavior as early as possible in the attack chain. Unlike most SIEMs and technologies designed primarily for compliance, InsightIDR extends monitoring to include endpoints, logs, and cloud services, leaving attackers nowhere to hide.

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Zettaset is a distribution-agnostic management platform that already delivers a robust and comprehensive enterprise-ready Big Data security suite, and automates Hadoop configuration and management. BDEncrypt Plus encryption solution is certified with the MapR Converged Data Platform, the industry’s only converged data platform that integrates the power of Hadoop and Spark with global event streaming, real-time database capabilities, and enterprise storage. With this certification, Zettaset has completed a detailed evaluation and test process with MapR Converged Data Platform, ensuring that sensitive data-in-motion and data-at-rest is protected with fine-grained, role-based access control.

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The Pivotal approach to threat detection centers on cybersecurity analytics at scale. It is a data lake-centric approach, which permits Pivotal to improve its threat detection models using additional data sources most traditional security providers overlook. Along with network flows, Pivotal’s approach also merges data such as Active Directory logs, human resources data and LDAP data.

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FortiGate high-performance data center firewalls are based on purpose-built FortiASIC technology that meets the most demanding Big Data performance environments. To provide visibility for east-west traffic and the enforcement of security and segmentation between virtual machines (VMs), Fortinet provides a wide range of virtual appliances, from virtual firewalls, through virtual Web Application Firewall (WAF) to Application Delivery Controller (ADC), that integrates into all major virtualized environments.

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dVector is a best-in-class managed fraud detection service powered by transformational machine learning technology. It provides optimized detection scores with clear and actionable reasons in real-time so organizations can act against known and unknown fraud before damage occurs.

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 SaaS security monitoring solution that centralizes threat detection, incident response, and compliance management across your on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environments
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