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Survey: Public Cloud Sharing Tools Such as Box, Dropbox, Google Docs Rate as ‘Primary’ Security Risk

Public cloud sharing tools present the main security risks to organizations, according to a survey of 621 IT professional conducted Axway and Ponemon Institute. Nearly 50% of the respondents said popular cloud-sharing services such as Box, DropBox and Google Docs are not suitable for business use.

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Apprenda Updates App-Centric PaaS for Hybrid Clouds; Enhances Java Support, Adds Dynamic Scaling

Apprenda is shipping updates to its PaaS to power smarter hybrid cloud adoption by corporate IT. Apprenda 5.0 supports both .NET and Java, and adds smart policy enforcement, dynamic scaling and more features that enrich its app-centric approach to cloud adoption and lets IT easily provide availability, performance and policy conformance. 

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2014’s RSA Event Focuses on How To Secure & Govern Today’s ‘Extended Enterprise’

Last month’s RSA Conference reported the biggest crowds ever – topping 28,500. It’s the best evidence yet that today we’re in the era of the “Extended Enterprise.”  Projects that push the boundaries of on-premises IT, such as APIs, big data, cloud, mobile and SaaS apps, are all redefining enterprise architectures. IDN looks at 2014’s RSA for where security and compliance are heading.

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Qualys, SANS Launch Free Cloud Service to Halt Top Cyberattacks

Qualys Inc. has teamed up with the SANS Institute and the Council on CyberSecurity on a free service to help enterprises implement the Top 4 Security Controls Cloud Service to ward off cyberattacks. The ‘Top 4’ cybersecurity service helps businesses identity top security threats from Windows PCs, and make sure controls are implemented.

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Survey: Cloud Adoption Outpacing Network Security, Compliance

As security experts meet this week at the RSA annual conference, a survey finds that even as cloud use continues to rise, adoption of effective cloud security and compliance solutions need to catch up. 

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Gazzang, OmniTI Team Up on Cloud-Based Solution To Secure Student Data

Security solutions provider Gazzang is teaming up with web scalability and performance provider OmniTI  to provide a data security and encryption solution for a non-profit organization that helps school systems develop student data portals.

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Accenture Finds Uncle Sam is Still Struggling with ‘Cloud First’ Adoption

Three years after the Obama Administration mandated that federal agencies take a ‘Cloud First’ approach to launching apps, Uncle Sam is still facing hurdles, including staff challenges and long procurement timelines, according to a survey released by Accenture.

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WSO2 Identity Server 4.5 Extends Security for Cloud, Mobile and Web Apps

SO2 is expanding its authentication and identity management to include cloud, mobile and web applications. WSO2 Identity Server 4.5 also adds capabilities for user provisioning and management.

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Cloud Cruiser Upgrades Cost Management for Hybrid IT Clouds, Hypervisors

Cloud Cruiser is shipping an update to its financial management solution for the hybrid cloud. Cloud Cruiser 2.1 Enterprise Edition adds support for several of the latest cloud solutions from Cisco, VMware, HP and Amazon. To help manage cost and optimize operations, it provides cost analytics, chargeback, billing and reporting for IT and managed cloud providers.

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VMTurbo Updates Automation-Driven Approach for Managing Clouds, VDCs

VMTurbo has updated its application for managing and optimizing performance of heterogeneous cloud and virtual environments. VMTurbo Operations Manager 3.3’s intelligent automation expands support for new hypervisors and cloud platforms. It also adds analytics for smarter ways to plan, deploy and operate virtual data centers; and provides IT more controls to assure workloads meet SLAs and can even meet special situations.

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SOA Software’s OAuth Server Secures Sharing of Private Data with Cloud, Mobile Apps

SOA Software is shipping a comprehensive OAuth-based identity and access management solution to simplify security for the extended enterprise. OAuth Server lets IT allow users to use their current enterprise login credentials to access data from their partners’ mobile, cloud, API and desktop applications.

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OASIS CloudAuthZ Aims To Authenticate User Access to Cloud Resources in Real-Time

The OASIS international open standards consortium has launched the Cloud Authorization (CloudAuthZ) Technical Committee, with the goal of developing improved models to manage authorizations and entitlements in SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS contexts.

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