If you're thinking seriously about bringing cloud computing to your organization, you're probably also considering how you will work with cloud service providers. You undoubtedly have very real concerns around cloud security and compliance
. In fact, Gartner details these concerns in its manifesto on cloud computing rights
. In an effort to alleviate some of these concerns, RSA, the security division of EMC, unveiled a new offering on Feb. 14 that it's calling the Cloud Trust Authority. RSA says it's a set of cloud-based services designed to facilitate secure and compliant relationships among organizations and cloud service providers. The goal is to help companies warm to the cloud, while still allowing them to feel comfortable with respective providers. According to RSA, organizations will be able to use its Cloud Trust Authority to manage relationships with multiple cloud service providers via a single console. The solution aims to eliminate the need for businesses to maintain multiple point-to-point cloud integrations that involve custom code, according to RSA. The offering includes a Compliance Profiling Service, which will be engineered to enable customers to view the trust profiles of various cloud providers against a set of common benchmarks developed by the Cloud Security Alliance
, among other security frameworks.