BlueTalon Wins Editor's Choice Award for Data-Centric Security Solutions From Cyber Defense Magazine

The Leading Provider of Data-Centric Security Receives Industry Recognition in 4th Annual CDM Infosec Awards

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 29, 2016) - BlueTalon, the leading provider of data-centric security for Hadoop, SQL and big data environments, announced today that it has been named winner of the Editor's Choice in Data-Centric Security Solutions by Cyber Defense Magazine. The publication is the industry's leading electronic information security magazine and media partner of the RSA® Conference 2016.

This year marks the first time Data-Centric Security has been included as a category, recognizing the growth and potential for this new approach to enterprise security. 

"We're thrilled to recognize next-generation innovation in the information security marketplace and that's why BlueTalon has earned this award from Cyber Defense Magazine. Some of the best INFOSEC defenses come from these kinds of forward thinking players who think outside of the box," said Pierluigi Paganini, Editor-in-Chief, Cyber Defense Magazine.

The BlueTalon Policy Engine serves as a bridge between users, the applications they use and enterprise data repositories to provide authorization and protect data with fine-grained access control, and dynamic data masking. It is the only data-centric solution architected to provide a unified approach to policy management that brings the right level of control and consistency across the enterprise, including Hadoop, RDBMS and big data environments. Policies governing users' access to data can be role, attribute or purpose-based, can protect data at the column, row, cell or partial cell level and are set up on an "author once, enforce anywhere" basis.

"We are proud to receive this award from Cyber Defense Magazine," said Eric Tilenius, BlueTalon CEO. "At a time when 71 percent of employees admit having access to data they shouldn't, we're trying to shift the direction of the security conversation. Data-centric security assures companies that their employees only have access to the information they need to get their job done, and not a byte more."

BlueTalon's award notification comes as the company, along with thousands of peer and industry leaders convene at the annual RSA Conference to discuss today's biggest security trends, challenges and solutions. The company is exhibiting at booth N4815, in the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

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About BlueTalon
BlueTalon 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, 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

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