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Cloud Security 2013: Companies and Solutions

Mind Commerce Publishing
Published Date » 2013-11-14
No. Of Pages » 44
 Cloud security is the set of security protocols and technologies that protect the cloud resources and the integrity of data stored in a cloud computing environment. Cloud security differs from traditional computer security in that it is not focused on preventing access to specific machines. 
   
 This report provides information about cloud computing environment including types of cloud computing models, challenges facing cloud computing, best practices for cloud security, and analysis of key players in cloud security industry. The report provides an overview of key security components of popular cloud security solutions including architecture and capabilities. The report also provides a market outlook and view into the future of cloud security. 
   
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Table of Contents:
 
OVERVIEW 6

CLOUD COMPUTING 6

CLOUD COMPUTING MODELS 6
Storage-as-a-service 6
Database-as-a-service  7
Information-as-a-service 7
Business-Process-as-a-Service  7
Application-as-a-service 7
Platform-as-a-service 7
Integration-as-a-service 7
Security-as-a-service 7
Management-as-a-service 8
Testing-as-a-service 8
Infrastructure-as-a-service 8
CLOUD COMPUTING BENEFITS 8
Expand scalability 8
Lower infrastructure costs 8
Increase utilization 8
Improve end-user productivity 9
Improve reliability 9
Increase security 9
Saving Effort for IT Tasks 9
Gain access to more sophisticated applications 9
Save energy 9
CHALLENGES OF CLOUD COMPUTING 10
SENSITIVE DATA LEAKAGE OVER INSECURE CHANNELS  10
A LACK OF INTEROPERABILITY 10
APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY 10
DIFFICULTY IN MEETING COMPLIANCE REGULATIONS 10
INADEQUATE SECURITY  10
CLOUD SECURITY BEST PRACTICES  11
CLOUD PROVIDER  11
Isolation of networks 11
Isolation of management networks 11
Isolation of customer data networks 11
Secure customer access to cloud-based resources 12
Secure, consistent backups and restoration of cloud-based resources 12
Strong authentication, authorization and auditing mechanisms 12
A library of secure and up-to-date templates of base OS and applications 12
CUSTOMER SECURITY BEST PRACTICES  12
Follow standard best practices for securing operating systems  12
Encrypt critical data 13
CLOUD SECURITY PROVIDERS 14
BARRACUDA 14
Barracuda Web Security  14
CARPATHIA  15
Cloud Security Solution - InstantOn  16
CISCO 17
Cisco Cloud Security Solution 17
CITRIX  19
Citrix Cloud infrastructure solutions 19
EXPEDIENT 20
Expedient cloud computing solutions 20
HYTRUST 21
HyTrust Appliance 21
MCAFEE 23
Mcafee Cloud Security Platform  24
OPSOURCE 24
OpSource Cloud Hosting 25
SAFENET 26
TRAPEZOID 27
VIRTUSTREAM 29
CLOUD SECURITY FUTURE OUTLOOK 32
PROACTIVE APPLICATION MONITORING 32
ENHANCED DATA CENTER PHYSICAL SECURITY  32
ENHANCED DATA TRANSFER PROTECTION 32
DISASTER RECOVER AND THE CLOUD 32
APPENDIX: UNDERSTANDING THE CLOUD AND SECURITY 33
Cloud Computing 33
Beyond Computing: Content, Apps, Commerce, and Communications 33
Content 34
Applications 34
Commerce 35
Communications 37
Cloud Solution types 38
Private Clouds  38
Community Clouds 39
Public Cloud 39
Hybrid Cloud 39
General Security Concerns in the Cloud 40
Dos Attack 40
Bounce Attack  41
Personalization 41
Media specific Attack 41
Malicious Code Injection 41
Case Examples: Security Applications and Content as a Service  42
App Store Security 42
Security Management: 42
Identification management 43
Authentication and Authorization  43
Individual Privacy:  43
Data storage 43

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