Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence


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Source: Symantec
Date: January 2012
Type: White Paper
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Overview: Symantec SSL Certificates Provide a Secure Bridge to Trusted Cloud Hosting Providers

Cloud computing is rapidly transforming the IT landscape, and the conversation around adopting cloud technology has progressed from "if" to "when." Enterprises are showing strong interest in outsourced ("public") cloud offerings that can help them reduce costs and increase business agility. These cloud services offer enormous economic benefits but they also pose significant potential risks for enterprises that must safeguard corporate information assets while complying with a myriad of industry and government regulations.

Many cloud service providers can deliver the security that enterprises need and SSL (secure sockets layer) certificates are part of the solution. More specifically, SSL is the solution for securing data when it is in motion. The goal of this white paper is to help enterprises make pragmatic decisions about where and when to use cloud solutions by outlining specific issues that enterprises should raise with hosting providers before selecting a vendor, and by highlighting the ways in which SSL from a trusted Certificate Authority (CA) can help enterprises conduct business in the cloud with confidence.

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