Cloud security tools
- February 04, 2020
HPE has scooped up Scytale, a startup that has developed a cloud-native security framework for highly distributed applications. While most enterprises don't need such capabilities today, HPE has taken a step that could serve them down the road.
- November 14, 2019
Google plans to discuss its cloud cybersecurity portfolio at a conference next week, with the capabilities developed by Chronicle figuring heavily into the mix.
- March 27, 2019
Microsoft's Anomaly Detector service for Azure applies AI to customers' time-series data sets to find deviations or patterns that suggest problems. But humans still have the final say.
- March 25, 2019
Oracle plans further investments in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, but to do so it has cut jobs and made plans to hire fresh talent to support its cloud business.
- March 01, 2019
Azure Sentinel, Microsoft's take on a security information and event management platform, relies on AI for threat detection and competes with the likes of Splunk.
- April 26, 2018
GDPR has more teeth than any previous data privacy directive, but that looming threat hasn't motivated many companies to get their audit trail in order.
- April 18, 2018
Azure Sphere extends security from the cloud to the device. It's the most holistic approach on the market and provides another example of Microsoft abandoning its insular past.
- March 23, 2018
Google Cloud Platform upgrades provide deeper protection and visibility for enterprise assets in the cloud, as organizations increasingly mull multi-cloud options.
- March 07, 2018
Cloud security startups are popular acquisition targets, as cloud providers and third parties seek to address corporate IT concerns across multiple platforms.
- February 15, 2018
VMware cloud security tools will get a boost from the company's acquisition of CloudCoreo, a security and management startup focused on cloud deployments.
- January 16, 2018
IT shops expected their cloud usage to flag due to recent chip bugs, but most environments survived the patches unscathed.
- January 05, 2018
Hackers could target cloud computing environments to exploit the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but AWS, Microsoft and Google say their fixes are enough to bar the doors.
- November 06, 2017
The latest cloud security tools exemplify the major providers' varied approaches to address user concerns, and protect customers from themselves.
- October 20, 2017
Fewer enterprises question whether the public cloud is secure enough for critical data, as IT teams continue to thwart cloud risks using increased automation and IAC.
- September 01, 2017
Its AWS deal isn't the only sign VMware sees itself as a cloud service provider, as new monitoring and management tools bring SaaS capabilities to cloud-native apps.
- January 12, 2017
A new Google Cloud Key Management Service attempts to keep pace with AWS and Azure with an important feature for highly regulated industries and enterprises that operate on its cloud.
- November 09, 2016
Public cloud and big banks weren't always a good fit, but financial juggernauts have gone beyond their four walls to test the waters of hyperscale cloud computing.
- September 21, 2016
Oracle turns to bare metal and containers to craft an IaaS platform that's friendlier for enterprise scale-out, but is it compelling enough versus entrenched public cloud rivals?
- August 11, 2016
Google Cloud Platform kicked off August by adding security features, dropping prices and buying an ISV-focused startup, but networking continues to be a bugaboo.
- July 20, 2016
Data privacy continues to be a hot-button issue on both sides of the Atlantic, with the Privacy Shield agreement and a big win for Microsoft providing some clarity to this still murky issue.
- May 02, 2016
New Google security certifications are welcome, if belated, additions to the cloud platform, providing assurances to enterprise customers about protecting their data.
- February 12, 2016
Two years after launching Verizon Cloud with lofty ambitions, Verizon this week quietly told customers it plans to shut down its public cloud offering.
- February 08, 2016
Container security is central to CoreOS' first production release of container runtime rkt, which it sees as better suited than Docker for large-scale deployments.
- January 12, 2016
Linode's response to a series of cloud security threats to its hosting service illustrates the balancing act of providing the appropriate level of information to users to assuage their concerns.
- November 17, 2015
Google took on two of the key issues around containers -- security and scalability -- with the latest upgrades to Google Container Engine and Container Registry.
- October 29, 2015
Both cloud providers and their users are responsible for data security in the cloud. Unfortunately, it's not always easy determining who's accountable for what.
- August 06, 2015
Encryption key management has become table stakes for cloud vendors, but bringing your own key isn't always the right move.
- June 29, 2015
Following major breaches at retail giants, government agencies and others, cloud's reputation has taken a hit. But cloud may not be entirely to blame.
- June 09, 2015
Security concerns still deter many executives from taking the leap to cloud. But not all of those concerns are valid.
- June 04, 2015
While a cloud provider's vast network of data centers helps maintain uptime and availability, it can be a compliance nightmare for some IT pros.
- February 16, 2015
Developers have enjoyed an era of 'free cloud love,' with unlimited public cloud access. But nothing lasts forever, as IT looks to rein in the cloud.
- January 30, 2015
Private Docker repositories are available through the Google Container Registry -- a move to help secure and deploy private container images.
- January 28, 2015
U.S. federal agencies have been slow to adopt cloud due to security concerns, budget constraints and other factors. But that might change soon.
- January 13, 2015
Perhaps too late for some, updates made during the Verizon cloud outage will allow it to perform future maintenance without shutting down service.
- December 11, 2014
A secure, dedicated network is a priority for many enterprise customers of public cloud as they look for predictability and security.
- September 25, 2014
CloudBees is the latest small PaaS provider to bow out, leaving enterprise IT questioning the market as larger vendors squeeze out remaining players.
- September 22, 2014
Cloud experts are fighting to protect cloud's good name following the recent iCloud hack, but public opinion is not easily swayed. However, cloud may not be hackers' primary target -- for now.
- August 12, 2014
DevOps pioneer Andrew Clay Shafer, recently hired by Pivotal, says the PaaS provider has some work to do to get its various business units on the same page. He also discusses the hype and reality of DevOps, big data and containers like Docker.
- July 23, 2014
IBM's heavy investment in SoftLayer over the first 12 months got the attention of many IT shops. But some say IBM needs to deliver more before they can commit.
- May 27, 2014
Renee Mengali was 3,000 miles away when Hurricane Sandy hit, but the aftermath hit home and made her realize her accounting firm needed DRaaS.
- February 18, 2014
A majority of businesses reported they bypass corporate IT departments to deploy cloud services; what are IT pros to do?
- February 11, 2014
The retirement of Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier has IT pros keeping a close eye on the company as industry and Wall Street analysts debate the impact.
- December 19, 2013
Cloud security -- or lack thereof, for some -- continues to shape enterprise cloud adoption decisions. How can you best secure your company's cloud?
- November 13, 2013
Amazon's new audit logging API is a step ahead but enterprise customers want more and some shared cloud security tricks and tips at re:Invent
- November 08, 2013
Cloud security commonly holds IT pros back from IaaS, but Security as a Service appeals to some, even for on-premises infrastructures.
- November 08, 2013
Would you use one cloud to secure another? Some IT shops use Security as a Service to protect Infrastructure as a Service, with these results.
- November 04, 2013
In the wake of the PRISM scandal, enterprise IT is looking for tighter cloud data security, and researchers at MIT are looking to Oblivious RAM.
- September 05, 2013
More IT shops are seeing the benefits of cloud computing, particularly PaaS, but security concerns keep private clouds at the forefront.
- August 08, 2013
Though often considered a solution for security-wary enterprises, hybrid clouds bring their own issues and familiar management challenges.
- August 06, 2013
A recent NASA audit report found shadow IT issues plague the agency's cloud computing deployments -- and it's not only NASA's problem.
- May 21, 2013
Financial, government and healthcare industries must overcome data security breaches and regulatory issues for a successful cloud migration.
- May 09, 2013
Despite a recent, costly server upgrade, Harvard Business Publishing opted to migrate to the cloud. Is the risk worth the potential rewards?
- April 10, 2013
Vendors such as Amazon and SugarCRM bow to increasing pressure from enterprises to make cloud computing more secure and highly available.
- March 29, 2013
Although IT cedes some control by using public cloud, cloud data security ultimately falls on the organization -- not the vendor.
- February 15, 2013
If cloud security has worried you, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council report with PCI DSS cloud guidance might add to the confusion.
- February 15, 2013
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council's guidance for cloud computing won't discourage cloud adoption, proponents say.
- December 20, 2012
With increased cloud adoption in 2012, the cloud news scene was hot. Stories about new roles in enterprise IT, vendor plans and BYOD topped our list.
- December 13, 2012
Data security remains a top roadblock to public cloud adoption. Quell fears by understanding the risks and objectives in a potential cloud project.
- November 12, 2012
Fear of the public cloud is alive and well in heavily regulated industries. Amazon has some work to do to broaden AWS' appeal in these shops.
- October 31, 2012
The widespread notion that public cloud security isn't good enough for the enterprise is unfounded, Deloitte director Chris Weitz says in this Q&A.
- August 02, 2012
As enterprise IT adopts cloud, traditional IT pros struggle to remain relevant, often molding their roles to adapt to the changing environment.
- June 25, 2012
Cloud adopters see the Patriot Act as a data governance concern, but some legal experts claim it's just a selling point for non-U.S. cloud providers.
- April 12, 2012
There may be no single way to save end users from themselves, but certain cloud services may help soothe IT pros’ anxieties about BYOD security.
- February 20, 2012
DR firm SunGard teams with Amazon Web Services to give enterprises cloud-based backup services. But the true cost of security remains vague.
- September 15, 2011
Hosting provider INetU rolled out a gated cloud service for Fortune 2000 customers. Riff-raff need not apply.
- May 05, 2011
Less than three years after purchasing Slicehost, Rackspace is shutting it down. Is this a microcosm of what could happen to your cloud service?
- February 18, 2011
Everyone wants cloud to fit into their preexisting systems, but adopting and securing the cloud takes time and effort that many organizations just can't handle.
- February 16, 2011
Though cloud-friendly security tools have trickled into the market, IT pros are far more interested in securing existing enterprise platforms.
- January 17, 2011
Steve Riley, Amazon’s cloud security guru, has quit the company. Where did he end up, and what’s the next move for Amazon Web Services?
- January 04, 2011
Many enterprises are thirsty for cloud but can't work around the security concerns of public environments. New flavors of hybrid clouds, however, fit the bill.
- November 18, 2010
A former commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission says that providers need to fix cloud security before the feds fix it for them.
- November 18, 2010
Users came to the first annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress in Florida this week to hear the state of cloud security. Some say they're ready, but many are still wary.
- September 30, 2010
Data security and compliance, as well as questions about the public cloud model, were key themes at the Tier1 Research Hosting and Cloud Computing Summit.
- September 22, 2010
The CTOs from 13 leading software companies met in Washington, D.C. for a policy summit aimed at increasing government cloud computing adoption.
- September 16, 2010
A recent privacy breach in Google's Gmail service raises more red flags around the security of cloud-based applications and data privacy.
- September 03, 2010
In a long-awaited features upgrade, Amazon Web Services users will now have the ability to create and manage multiple unique identities from a central AWS account.
- September 02, 2010
Security experts say Amazon improved the documentation of Amazon Web Services security practices, but the company still doesn't provide enough info for corporate users.
- September 01, 2010
The SecureCloud beta from Trend Micro claims to manage encryption while satisfying regulatory concerns, a good first step in the cloud security world.
- August 30, 2010
After shelling out $200 million on cloud-based authenticator Arcot, CA has spent almost $1 billion to bolster its cloud portfolio.
- August 02, 2010
Much-touted Amazon Web Services customer Eli Lilly confirms it is not expanding use of the cloud computing provider's services.
- August 02, 2010
The Cloud Security Alliance, an industry group focused on fixing difficut problems in the cloud, has announced a security certification for anyone who can pass a multiple-choice exam.
- July 28, 2010
Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, once the poster child for Amazon Web Services is walking away from the cloud provider over legal liability issues.
- July 23, 2010
A lucrative 'government cloud' contract between Los Angeles, Google and CSC has run into security problems, slowing down the project and costing the companies thousands of dollars.
- July 16, 2010
Intuit's online small and medium business accounting service, QuickBooks Online, suffered an outage after a commercial power failure at its California data center.
- July 06, 2010
Sify Technologies will offer its Sify mylife consumer cloud service platform, with 'enhanced cyber security,' in cybercafes and Indian homes and businesses.
- June 25, 2010
An airline industry survey found that 60% of its members were supportive of adopting cloud services over the next couple of years, with the vast majority looking to private clouds.
- June 22, 2010
Cloud storage startup Nasuni is offering $5,000 to anyone who can crack a file the company has left on Amazon S3.
- May 13, 2010
A Yale computer scientist says that some organizations have an obligation not to use public cloud services.
- May 12, 2010
The security software maker presents a hosted security service designed to replace in-house data protection for small and medium businesses.
- April 12, 2010
The director of security for Google Apps says its distributed architecture and independent certifications prove the safety of Google's cloud.
- March 19, 2010
Did Terremark and vCloud just stumble on enterprise readiness? One user claims no feedback or support during a recent data center outage.
- March 15, 2010
The security think tank presents a self-help quiz designed to analyze an IT organization's security management.
- March 12, 2010
Archie Reed, HP's chief technologist for cloud security, said enterprises are justifiably wary of moving numerous operations to the cloud.
- March 03, 2010
Novell and eBay are putting their heads together to dream up a 'Trusted Cloud' seal of approval. Will it end up making a difference in cloud security?
- March 03, 2010
Security practitioners voice reservations about cloud computing, and with reason.
- February 10, 2010
The usual network security practices won't cut it in the cloud, according to a security pro who says users are hanging on to traditional IT and missing the big picture.
- January 07, 2010
Lew Tucker, the vice president and CTO of cloud computing at Sun Microsystems, discusses how his company's new products will strengthen cloud security.
- December 02, 2009
Storing healthcare data in the cloud could revolutionize patient management and cut costs, but the disarray of healthcare informatics is one of several obstacles in the way.
- October 19, 2009
This week: Microsoft calms cloud concern by recovering Sidekick data; Dell and Salesforce offer new cloud CRM apps for SMBs.
- October 07, 2009
George Reese, founder of enStratus, talks about some of the new security concerns in cloud computing and reminds us the old ones never left.