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Hortonworks, ManTech and B23 Join Forces to Deliver Advanced Cyber Security Solutions powered by OpenSOC

SANTA CLARA, Calif., and NEW YORK — Sept. 29, 2015 — Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDP), together with ManTech and B23, is working to foster a vibrant open community to accelerate the development of OpenSOC, an open source cyber security analytic platform built to rapidly detect and respond to advanced security threats. With the advent of the Internet of Anything, the security of data is paramount. Hortonworks is fully committed to supporting the innovation of the OpenSOC community and further advancing cyber security technology.

OpenSOC works in conjunction with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™) and Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF™) to provide a real-time enterprise threat detection system that:

  • Delivers actionable insights from real-time and historical network threat alerts
  • Ingests, stores and analyzes over a million network packets per second
  • Integrates into existing enterprise environments

Co-developed by engineers at Cisco and Hortonworks, and fostered by a growing user community, OpenSOC is hosted on GitHub at and licensed under an Apache license. Since it was unveiled in 2014, OpenSOC has been helping companies integrate big data into their technical security strategy. Additionally, James Sirota, the lead architect for OpenSOC who has been driving the innovation around the framework, has joined Hortonworks.

“With cyber security attacks becoming more sophisticated, the industry is facing a call to action to combat security breaches,” said Shaun Connolly, vice president of corporate strategy at Hortonworks. “We are thrilled that James Sirota has joined as our leader in security solutions and will drive this critically important technology forward in an open and transparent way for our industry.”

B23 builds high value big data analytical solutions that bring data closer to the customer for analysis. B23 co-founder Brad Kolarov states, “We identified our first OpenSOC customer in 2014 and we’ve seen accelerating demand for OpenSOC as a repeatable solution to a growing problem. The innovation in the Hadoop ecosystem is really disrupting traditional approaches to cyber defense. We are excited to continue to support OpenSOC for our existing as well as future financial services and commercial enterprise customers under the stewardship of Hortonworks, which is widely known for its support of open source projects.”

ManTech International has been delivering data driven architectures to its clients for over 46 years. The company blends its cyber security and cloud practice with its Hadoop OpenSOC solution to offer clients 360 degrees of cyber discipline spanning Public, Private and/or Hybrid clouds. Kent Warren, president of ManTech Commercial Services states, “OpenSOC is a natural extension to our exclusive relationship with Hortonworks. Global clients depend on ManTech every day to protect their Enterprise and we are pleased to include OpenSOC as part of an Enterprise strategy.” ManTech Commercial Services is a Hortonworks System Integration partner and reseller.

Hortonworks will be at Strata Hadoop World, September 29 – October 1, at the Javits Center in New York City. For more information about Hortonworks, please visit the Hortonworks booth #409. Or hear more at the Open Enterprise Hadoop Roadshow, coming to 15 cities worldwide. Register here


About Hortonworks

Hortonworks is the leader in accelerating business transformations with Open Enterprise Hadoop by developing, distributing and supporting an enterprise-scale data platform built entirely on open source technology including Apache™ Hadoop®. Our team comprises the largest contingent of builders and architects within the Hadoop ecosystem who represent and lead the broader enterprise requirements within these communities.

The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open platform that deeply integrates with existing IT investments and upon which enterprises can build and deploy Hadoop-based applications.

Hortonworks has deep relationships with the key strategic data center partners that enable our customers to unlock the broadest opportunities from Hadoop.

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Hortonworks, HDP and HDF are registered trademarks or trademarks of Hortonworks, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Use of Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” regarding Hortonworks, Hortonworks Data Platform and Hortonworks DataFlow. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. If any such risks or uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions prove incorrect, results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make.

Such forward-looking statements generally relate to future events, our ability to increase the number of support subscription customers, the growth in usage of the Hadoop framework, our ability to innovate and develop the various open source projects that will enhance the capabilities of the HDP and HDF, anticipated customer benefits, including cyber security and general business outlook.

Further information on these and other factors that could affect our financial results and the forward-looking statements in this press release are included in our most recently filed Form 10-Q and in other filings we make with the Securities Exchange Commission from time to time, particularly under the caption Risk Factors.

We undertake no obligation, and do not intend, to update these forward-looking statements.

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Michelle Lazzar

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