News Slideshow: RSA's Cloud Trust Authority: 9 Fast Facts

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 02-15-2011

RSA's Cloud Trust Authority: 9 Fast Facts

Cloud consoleThe RSA's Cloud Trust Authority service will feature a "console," allowing customers to manage their relationships with different cloud service providers via a single dashboard.

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Multiple componentsCloud Trust Authority is made up of several different components and capabilities, including Identity Service and Compliance Profiling Service, according to RSA.

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Identity serviceIdentity Service is powered by VMware's upcoming Project Horizon cloud-management service for end-user access and provisioning to devices.

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Federated single sign-OnIdentity Service will help companies control identity management across different providers, and determine user access to certain services. The offering will also include "federated single sign-on and directory synchronization," RSA said.

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GRC BenchmarksCompliance Profiling Service will use RSA Archer GRC to help customers "view the trust profiles of various cloud providers against a set of common benchmarks developed by the Cloud Security Alliance, among other security frameworks."

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Cheat SheetThe goal of RSA's Compliance Profiling Service is to help companies see which providers are up to the task of delivering worthwhile services, and which are not. Think of it as a cheat-sheet for cloud security for firms.

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Advisory ServiceCloud Trust Authority is just one aspect of a broad move into the cloud on EMC's part. EMC Consulting has also established the Cloud Advisory Service with Cloud Optimizer to help companies transition to cloud services in areas where it makes sense.

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Beta This YearRSA Cloud Trust Authority is expected to be made available in beta "in the second half of 2011," the company said.

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How much?RSA has yet to reveal pricing or availability for its Cloud Trust Authority.

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