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Novell, Verizon strike cloud deal

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Novell, Verizon strike cloud deal

Novell is set to provide on-demand, cloud-based secure-access services for telecom giant Verizon's upcoming software-as-a-service offerings, reports eWeek.

Novell will supply Verizon with an on-demand identity, data governance and access management service to make it easy and cost-effective for enterprise clients to outsource the infrastructure and manage cloud-based resources.

Earlier this year, Verizon introduced a cloud service and software offering in partnership with IBM that will make existing Verizon data storage services more accessible for data centres.

Alliance drives trust in the cloud

Vordel, a provider of cloud and SOA governance solutions, has joined the Cloud Security Alliance to boost the control of data exchange between public, private and community clouds, says Business Wire.

Vordel will support the Cloud Security Alliance's initiatives by working closely with other members to address the key security, interoperability, monitoring and performance challenges related to the enterprise adoption of cloud computing.

Dave Cullinane, Cloud Security Alliance chairman, says: “Cloud computing presents many exciting possibilities for enterprises but we need to encourage all security vendors to work together to provide the technology we need to secure the cloud infrastructure.”

Businesses lack data loss prevention

Two thirds of UK organisations have not deployed data loss prevention technology, states SC Magazine.

According to a survey compiled by CA and Quocirca, only 36% of UK businesses enforce data loss prevention solutions and strategies, blaming the lack of time, scarce resources and lack of compliance.

It also found that those charged with managing IT security are most concerned about the activities of external users as well as the compromise of sensitive data, and the activities of internal users.

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