Cloud Security Authors: Pat Romanski, Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan

Related Topics: @CloudExpo, Cloud Security

@CloudExpo: Article

Novell to Demonstrate Cloud Security Service at Burton Group Catalyst Conference

Leveraging Extensive Cloud-Related Patent Portfolio, Novell Will Enable Cloud Providers to Offer Customized Security to Their En





Novell will unveil the industry's first cloud computing security service that provides identity and access management for hosted applications and hosted storage, as well as a compliance reporting suite, at the upcoming Burton Group Catalyst Conference, July 29 - 31 in San Diego. Based on more than 60 cloud-related patents and patent applications, the Novell(R) Cloud Security Service enables Cloud Providers and Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors to ensure their offerings meet the strict security and compliance standards required by global businesses.


Managing user access, data storage and compliance are critical capabilities that any cloud vendor needs to offer its customers. The Novell Cloud Security Service is based on "annexation" technology, which enables businesses to treat the cloud as a natural extension of their data center by delivering single sign-on capabilities using a federated enterprise identity model. With the Novell Cloud Security Service, organizations can confidently use cloud applications and assets with the assurance that their specific corporate security policies and regulatory concerns will be enforced in the cloud.


The Novell Cloud Security Service is currently in a limited private beta with select customers, including PivotLink. "As the leading provider of cloud-based SaaS business intelligence, our customers trust us with their organization's most sensitive data," says Dyke Hensen, Chief Marketing Officer, PivotLink. "These enterprises require a complete solution with multi-tier security that begins with synchronized and federated identity and access management. Novell's service allows us to extend this model by integrating PivotLink's application and data level security into the overall framework, offering security assurance and trust that is unmatched in cloud computing."


One of the major benefits of cloud computing is its on-demand model that enables enterprises to use the cloud only when the business requires more computing power. Many enterprises could theoretically share the same physical computing capacity, using it at different time intervals. This shared resource concept presents significant security and audit challenges, as today's compliance regulations require strict access and identity controls supported by a complete audit trail. With the Novell Cloud Security Service, organizations can annex a portion of the cloud temporarily, use it with the same security controls that they have in their existing data center, and then release the cloud capacity when they are done using it.


"In traditional IT environments, organizations control their applications, servers, and storage infrastructure. In an internal cloud environment, the architecture changes, but not the complexion of control. However, the control architecture changes profoundly for public cloud offerings such as Amazon EC2, Google Apps, or Salesforce," said Dan Blum, senior vice president and principal analyst, Burton Group. "When it comes to putting your IT resources and sensitive data such as personal names, addresses, and phone numbers into the cloud, control and trust issues must be addressed."


Novell is also working with GoGrid, the cloud hosting division of ServePath Dedicated Hosting, to gather more information about customer requirements for security in cloud computing.


"As a multi-tier, cloud computing platform, our commitment is to deliver 'Control in the Cloud' by offering startups, medium businesses, government and enterprises the ability to manage complex and robust server networks and infrastructures quickly and easily in the cloud," says John Keagy, CEO and Co-Founder of GoGrid. "The ability to deliver this capability with the assurance that an organization's specific security policies and regulatory-issues are being enforced and reported on is the catalyst that will accelerate the wide spread adoption of cloud computing in the industry."


With the Novell Cloud Security Service, cloud computing providers can accept trusted identity information in many formats without having to replicate credentials at their site and manage those credentials separately. Only Novell provides both single sign-on and support for the sharing of roles, policies and workflows in a cloud computing environment.


"Cloud computing is the on-ramp to tomorrow's transparent and trustworthy computing model, where on- and off-premise components drive the dynamic enterprise," said Dipto Chakravarty, vice president of worldwide engineering at Novell. "Security concerns are the No.1 inhibitor to enterprises adopting cloud computing. Any cloud assets used by an enterprise must be treated as an extension of the data center with the policies and procedures in place to enforce regulatory compliance and prudent business practices. Cloud computing will not be successful if it forces the enterprise to engage a separate and distinct operating environment."


The Novell Cloud Security Service utilizes proxy technology so that critical information is never exposed. Designed with interoperability in mind, the Novell Cloud Security Service supports multiple industry standards used by both public and private clouds. This enables customers to seamlessly control security policies and industry regulations between cloud environments and an organization's existing data center.


"Technology solution providers that enable customers to take full advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud business model are well positioned in the market," said Jeff Kaplan, cloud industry expert and managing director, Think Strategies. "Risk management issues are top-of-mind as organizations investigate cloud computing to offload IT processes. The Novell Cloud Security Service alleviates security and compliance concerns, so organizations can focus on driving core business value."




More Stories By Yeshim Deniz

News Desk compiles and publishes breaking news stories, press releases and latest news articles as they happen.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Early Bird Registration Discount Expires on August 31, 2018 Conference Registration Link ▸ HERE. Pick from all 200 sessions in all 10 tracks, plus 22 Keynotes & General Sessions! Lunch is served two days. EXPIRES AUGUST 31, 2018. Ticket prices: ($1,295-Aug 31) ($1,495-Oct 31) ($1,995-Nov 12) ($2,500-Walk-in)
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.