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RSA Cloud Trust Authority addresses cloud computing security issues

RSA, a division of EMC, has announced Cloud Trust Authority to address cloud computing security issues. It includes features from VMware and RSA's own GRC platform.

RSA, the security division of EMC Corp., announced the RSA Cloud Trust Authority at RSA Conference 2011 today. RSA Cloud Trust Authority is a set of services designed by RSA to facilitate adoption of secure and compliant cloud services by organizations.

Organizations will be able to manage their relationships with multiple cloud services providers through a streamlined Cloud Trust Authority console. This gives organizations greater access to services and allows vendors to deliver more applications with fewer security concerns.

The Cloud Trust Authority has two initial offerings:

  • Identity Service will be powered by VMware's future project Horizon. The Identity Service will enable an organization to control user access and rights to multiple cloud providers using a single sign-on directory.
  • Compliance Profiling Service will use the RSA Archer GRC (governance, risk and compliance) platform. This will allow organizations to view trust profiles for various cloud services compared against a set of benchmarks compiled by the Cloud Security Alliance.

A beta of the RSA Cloud Trust Authority will be available in the second half of 2011.<//p>

~Ryan Cloutier, Contributor

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