Red Hat, 10gen collaborate on MongoDB security

NoSQL security extended with Red Hat Enterprise Linux authentication management features

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Red Hat, 10gen collaborate on MongoDB security Totton: Identity and authentication are complex problems.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  August 4, 2013

MongoDB company 10gen and open source solutions specialist Red Hat today announced an integrated solution designed to extend the security of MongoDB.

"Some of the most demanding businesses depend on MongoDB and Red Hat technologies to increase their efficiency and protect their infrastructure," Red Hat said in an emailed statement.

"10gen and Red Hat have integrated MongoDB's security management capabilities with the identity management features included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As a result, IT departments now have access to centralised user, password and certificate management, and are empowered to provide secure MongoDB deployments that are tightly integrated into their back office infrastructure."

Red Hat includes standards-based identity management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux to centrally manage individual identities and their authentication, authorisation and privileges/permissions.

"By integrating MongoDB with Red Hat's proven security infrastructure, we are adding an additional layer of protection on top of MongoDB, which is important to many of our customers, particularly within financial services and federal government," said Max Schireson, CEO at 10gen.

"10gen's collaboration with Red Hat is a nice step forward for our company, customers and the overall NoSQL community."

"Identity and authentication are complex problems, and we're pleased to collaborate with 10gen to bring the identity management capabilities within Red Hat Enterprise Linux to MongoDB," said Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platform, Red Hat.

"With our identity management capabilities, MongoDB users are offered additional assurance that the right users get access to systems, data, and applications quickly and securely."

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