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Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence

White Paper Published By: Symantec
Published:  Jun 29, 2012
Type:  White Paper
Length:  10 pages

SSL is a proven technology and a keystone of cloud security. When an enterprise selects a cloud computing provider, the enterprise should consider the security options selected by that cloud provider. Knowing that a cloud provider uses SSL from a trusted CA can go a long way toward establishing confidence in that provider's commitment to safeguarding the data in its possession.

When selecting a cloud service provider, enterprises must also be very clear with their cloud partners regarding handling and mitigation of risk factors not addressable by SSL. Enterprises should consider the seven categories suggested by Gartner when
evaluating (and contracting with) cloud computing solutions.

  • Acess privlleges
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Data provenace
  • Data segregation
  • Data recovery 
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Business continuity