Announcing the Technical Preview of Apache Knox Gateway
By Vinay Shukla
December 10th, 2013
Just yesterday, we talked about our roadmap for Security in Enterprise Hadoop. At our Security labs page you can see in one place the security roadmap and efforts underway across Hadoop and their timelines.
Security is often described as rings of defense. Continuing this analogy the Apache community has been working to create a perimeter security solution for Hadoop. This effort is Apache Knox Gateway (Apache Knox) and we are happy to announce the Technical Preview of Apache Knox. With this technical preview Apache Knox is one step closer to general availability.
Apache Knox is the Web/REST API Gateway solution for Hadoop. It provides a single access point to access all of Hadoop resources over REST. It also enables the integration of enterprise identity management solutions and provides numerous perimeter security features for REST/HTTP access to Hadoop.