A recent SC magazine cloud data security article provided an interesting
glimpse to a soon-to-be-released “2012 Global SMB Security Market
Assessment” by Access Markets International Partners (AMI). According to
AMI, SMBs are projected to increasingly shift their security dollars toward
protecting the cloud. Cloud security currently accounts for nearly 17 percent
of total spending, or $3.3 billion, within the worldwide SMB market, however,
spending for cloud security is projected to jump to as much as 24 percent, or
Recent trends continuously show that cloud computing is gaining more and more
traction for its many advantages such as scalability, elasticity and pay as
you go economics, but at the same time, cloud data security remains the
number one issue. But what does cloud data security actually mean? What
should be considered the top cloud data sec... (more)
Using AWS and Solving All Security Issues
The Amazon Web Services public infrastructure cloud is seeing massive
adoption, and for good reason. Using AWS arms companies with advanced
infrastructure that, in most cases, they could not possibly achieve in their
own datacenters. In fact, According to Gartner, AWS has 5 times more deployed
cloud infrastructure as their next 14 competitors have...combined.
Customers like Bristol-Myers Squibb, Unilever, and Lionsgate are taking
advantage of the broad and deep services of the AWS Cloud to grow their
businesses and accelerate innovati... (more)
Porticor, the leading cloud data security company delivering the only
cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by
ensuring customer keys are never exposed, today formally launched to make
available the industry’s first solution combining data encryption with
patented key management to protect critical data in public, private and
hybrid cloud environments.
Since Porticor uniquely addresses the fundamental cloud security issue of
data encryption with keys managed in the cloud, companies are now assured
that their private data stored in the cloud acros... (more)
We’ve always had a close relationship with cloud providers, such as Amazon
Web Services and Red Hat OpenShift. Lately we have been hearing from an ever
wider spectrum of the cloud provider industry, and their cloud data security
requirements show a pattern.
Providers need to differentiate themselves in a competitive market, and they
need to ensure high security standards. Cloud data security is a must have,
but it’s also something that requires expertise.
Cloud providers are in the midst of a transition
Cloud providers are facing a market in transition, from the hosting model to
Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), sometimes also called Transparent Database
Encryption, is one way to encrypt database content. TDE offers encryption at
a column, table, and tablespace level. This makes TDE one of the more highly
configurable ways to encrypt database content, though some of these
configuration options come with a performance price.
While TDE is well known in the Data Center, bringing it to the realm of Cloud
Data Security does involve some new technical and operational questions.
Database products that support TDE
TDE is available as an “enterprise level” feature... (more)