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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 $7.7 billion. 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)

AWS and Security Issues By @GiladPN | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

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.[1] 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 Launches To Deliver Cloud Data Security

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)

One-Click Cloud Data Security

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 ... (more)

Transparent Data Encryption in the Cloud

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)