Trend Micro encryption SaaS aims at cloud security mark

September 2, 2010 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from TechTarget.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Antivirus and network security vendor Trend Micro has made a new product available in public beta. SecureCloud is a "policy-based key management" and encryption Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that can manage the all-important secret keys that are needed to connect to virtual servers on public clouds.

Trend Micro says the product works across many different cloud environments and can properly manage encrypted traffic to and from cloud services to satisfy regulatory concerns, as well. That’s no surprise; assuming this is a sort of Web-based repository for key information and cloud access credentials, it could probably also manage your VPN routers.

Unique in the cloud security space, this service appears to be actually about managing necessary security functions in the cloud, not some generic nonsense about certifying your application with a meaningless "cloud-ready" rubber stamp or doing antivirus and single sign-on in a slightly different way. Even if the service turns out to be terrible, applauds the effort.

EMC launches cloud security dashboard
EMC has announced a product for the enterprise in cloud, the RSA Solution for Cloud Security and Compliance. Based on the RSA Archer eGRC product line, it’s a plug-in dashboard that provides status updates and relevant information about cloud services in play.

For instance, said execs at vCloud provider and hosting firm Terremark, a security team could keep tabs on what and where a business unit was doing with cloud servers while allowing them the freedom to avoid complicated paperwork. Governance information could be audited at any time without having to do anything by hand.

Startup offers cloud to potential hurricane victims
Cloud storage ‘gateway’ maker Nasuni is offering free access to its product for potential victims of Gulf hurricanes. New Nasuni customers in certain Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast states are eligible for three months of free service if they sign up soon.

They’ll still have to pay cloud storage costs, however, as Nasuni’s product stores files locally and allows users to replicate or branch them out to services like Amazon’s S3. But if they’re worried about getting wet and want an cheaper way to back up data somewhere dry, Nasuni is a good bet.