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What it Means to Speak “Cloud”

 

January 7, 2014 | DevOps |

 

All big industry shifts have been driven by new computing platforms, and cloud computing is inarguably driving the latest shift. However, traditional security software hasn’t kept pace with the innovation of cloud computing and modern methods of building and running software. The massive data breaches of 2013 (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, LivingSocial, Drupal, LinkedIn, Adobe, Target) and the NSA scandal underscore the risks of getting cloud security wrong.

Too often companies are forced to choose between cloud security that is at best a retrofitted legacy solution that was never built for the cloud or a cloud solution that doesn’t work for the enterprise. We’re seeing overwhelming demand from healthcare and financial services customers that want cloud security without stifling the ease-of-use that makes cloud computing attractive in the first place.

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Cloud security – particularly at the infrastructure management level – is a place where the best security practices can be systematized and factored directly out of application code. Once that security is in place, there are tremendous opportunities for new software application architectures using cloud-computing infrastructure.

Rethink Security at the Application Level

Conjur is the first company to marry enterprise-grade cloud security, compliance, and auditing with a simple, flexible and lightweight developer framework that meets the needs of IT, security, and developers alike. In other words, we speak “cloud.”

The world needs better, more agile, collaborative, and transparent security and compliance solutions. By rethinking cloud security we can now help create borderless applications, powered by cloud security patterns from Conjur that are platform-independent, multi-cloud, fully automated, and transparent to all participants.

 

 

 

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