Date Added: Jun 2010
Many companies are eager to take advantage of cloud computing, but concerns about possible security breaches and loss of data hold them back. Trust or lack of it is one of the primary reasons for the hesitancy of enterprises to put their data and applications in a multi-tenant public cloud. Security issues associated with third-party cloud environments continue to prevent organizations from benefiting from the cost savings and flexibility that the cloud can offer. For cloud computing to become an attractive option, IT and security executives need to be certain that their company's applications and data are safe. But when the infrastructure is partly out of enterprise control, it becomes impossible to know if sensitive information has been accessed or compromised.