RSA Establishes Cloud Trust Authority To Accelerate Adoption

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, has announced the RSA Cloud Trust Authority, a set of cloud-based services designed to facilitate secure and compliant relationships among organisations and cloud service providers. By enabling visibility and control over identities, information and infrastructure, the RSA Cloud Trust Authority will foster the trust necessary for organisations to adopt cloud computing for mission-critical applications and sensitive information. To further support and strengthen this requirement, EMC announced the new EMC Cloud Advisory Service with Cloud Optimizer from EMC Consulting, which helps customers create a balanced cloud strategy extending from legacy architectures through cloud service providers at the lowest cost while achieving trust objectives.

The Cloud Trust Authority's initial offerings include Identity Service- powered by VMware's forthcoming Project Horizon, a cloud-based management service with the mission of delivering simple, secure end-user access and provisioning to applications and data across the widest range of end-user devices. The Identity Service will be designed to enable a customer to manage secure user access and user provisioning to multiple cloud providers via federated single sign-on and directory synchronisation.

It also includes Compliance Profiling Service which will be engineered to enable customers to view the trust profiles of various cloud providers against a set of common benchmarks developed by the Cloud Security Alliance among other security frameworks.

"Surveys show that lack of trust in cloud computing is slowing broader adoption of cloud services," said Art Coviello, Executive Chairman, RSA, the Security Division of EMC. "While cloud computing offers tremendous benefits in cost and agility, it breaks down some of the traditional means of ensuring visibility and control of infrastructure and information. Forcing enterprises to develop trusted relationships individually with each cloud service provider they wish to use is cumbersome and will not scale. New thinking in security and compliance is required to provide a future in which organisations can consume services from a wide variety of cloud service providers on-demand and for all their application needs."

Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 22:57:51 IST