Five Burning Security Issues in Cloud Computing

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Mass customization of security tools

To create the aggressive pricing needed to compete in the cloud marketplace, most providers rely on the creation of general protection profiles that can be leveraged by many customers, reducing their costs for the solution. How can your specific security needs be met by a cloud provider with generic security protocols?

Form of remediation: Cloud providers can and should provide generic, well-established protections for their entire customer base. But they should also offer tools that allow each customer to build a unique set of protections that align with the customer's security posture. Be sure you can customize the configuration of the security tools available from a cloud provider to fit your specific needs.

As companies accelerate their adoption of cloud technologies – like infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or software as a service (SaaS) – the need for solutions that provide secure access and reliable operations in the cloud increases in importance. A top area of concern is defending applications from distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Any plan to move to the cloud should include a plan for dealing with the pervasive and growing threat that DDoS present. In this slideshow, Bill Lowry, director of cloud services at Radware, takes a look at some of the burning issues you should look for when adopting a DDoS mitigation strategy for a cloud-based solution.

Bill Lowry is director, Cloud Services at Radware, where he leads strategic sales engagement and evangelism for Radware’s industry-leading products and services for co-location, hosting, managed service, and cloud providers. Lowry has more than 20 years of experience integrating security, network and data center technologies into solutions for service providers and Fortune 500 enterprises, with leadership roles at companies including Terremark, Verizon, Arista Networks, Brocade, and Apple.


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