Couchbase and Centrify Make NoSQL Secure for Enterprises


NoSQL technology was pioneered by leading internet companies — including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and LinkedIn — to overcome the limitations of 40-year-old relational database technology for use with modern web applications.

Today, enterprises are adopting NoSQL for a growing number of use cases, a choice that is driven by four interrelated megatrends: Big Users, Big Data, the Internet of Things, and Cloud Computing. However, capturing and using big data requires a very different type of database and a different kind of security. Enter Couchbase Server combined with Centrify Server Suite.

Couchbase and Centrify have partnered to provide increased security for Couchbase and integration into Active Directory. Couchbase values its partnership with Centrify:

“We are excited to add Centrify to the Couchbase Certified club. We can now offer our joint customers a secure way to scale Couchbase across the enterprise by leveraging Centrify and its expertise in joining Couchbase clusters to Active Directory – and then providing privileged identity management on the cluster thereafter.”

- Rod Hamlin, Couchbase’s vice president of business development

Couchbase Server is a distributed database engineered for performance, scalability, and simplified administration. The Centrify Infrastructure Services solution for Couchbase Server is an enterprise-grade offering that makes securing even the most complex Couchbase environments simple and straightforward by connecting your Couchbase cluster to your existing Active Directory infrastructure. The result is enterprise-wide authentication, access control, privilege management, and auditing.

NoSQL Solutions that store sensitive and business critical data including customer, financial and personally identifiable information (PII), should be governed by corporate security and compliance policies. Only users with a business need should have access to NoSQL environments, least privilege should be enforced, and activity should be audited to satisfy regulatory compliance requirements.

By leveraging Centrify Infrastructure Services, Couchbase customers can now:

  • Secure and simplify NoSQL environments without the hassle of deploying and managing new identity infrastructure. Centrify minimizes costs by eliminating the need for parallel identity management infrastructure — that may not be enterprise ready — and allows you to leverage existing Active Directory skill sets.
  • Mitigate threats resulting from identity-related risks and address compliance and audit requirements.  NoSQL infrastructures store your organization’s most important data. Centrify controls access, manages privileges, audits activity and associates everything back to an individual, thereby making your data more secure. Centrify delivers cost-effective compliance with reporting on who has access and who did what across your data environment.
  • Increase productivity and security via single sign-on for administrators and users. By extending the power of Active Directory’s Kerberos and LDAP capabilities to your NoSQL clusters, Centrify delivers authentication for administrators and users.

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