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Novell delivers security solution specifically built for cloud computing providers



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August 24, 2010 3:07 pm

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Cloud security is often cited as the biggest barrier to cloud computing, which is why Novell is working diligently to understand and develop security solutions for cloud environments.

We’re tackling cloud security issues by building capabilities and offerings targeting the specific concerns of both the consumers of cloud technologies and the providers of cloud technologies. Ultimately, by addressing the needs of both constituents, companies can have a consistent framework for managing identities across physical, virtual and cloud deployments.

On the heels of our Novell Identity Manager 4 announcement – a cloud-ready solution for today’s enterprise – Novell today announced the general availability of Novell Cloud Security Service.  The first security solution specifically built for cloud computing providers.

At Novell, we believe cloud security is comprised of two distinct but inter-related challenges:

  1. Cloud providers need tools to address security concerns like user access and managing data in the cloud.
  2. Enterprises need assurance that when moving workloads to the cloud. Or, if  adopting software-as-a-service, an IT organization’s  security policies should remain consistent both on-premise and in the cloud.

Solving these challenges is not as simple as it sounds.  For enterprises looking to address the cloud security challenges and extend their internal roles, identities and policies to the cloud, Novell offers the combination of Novell Identity Manager 4 and Novell Access Manager to provide seamless provisioning and access management to SaaS and other cloud applications.

For cloud service providers, Novell Cloud Security Service offers a multi-tenant identity and access management solution specifically created for cloud providers with built-in metering, billing and auditing.

We’re interested in what you have to say about cloud security too, whether via commenting on this post, or joining the Cloud Security Alliance group on LinkedIn. We also like this site for good cloud security information and discussion http://www.trusted-cloud.com/

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