CSA, CipherCloud Lead the Pack to Secure Cloud Access

By CIOReview | Monday, July 13, 2015
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SAN JOSE, CA: Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a cloud computing security solutions provider, and CipherCloud –an enterprise cloud security solutions provider– are forming a cloud security open API working group to jointly define protocols and best practices for implementing cloud data security encompasses encryption, tokenization and other technologies for cloud access security brokerage. Companies such as Deloitte, InfoSys, Intel Security, SAP are the prime technology leaders among other contributors.

Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) are cloud-based or on-premises security policy enforcement points placed between cloud service consumers and cloud service providers to combine enterprise security policies as the cloud-based resources are accessed. The cloud security API group will provide guidance on vendor-neutral data security implementation to accelerate cloud services adoption and security integrations across multiple cloud and third-party technologies. The group plans to produce API specifications and reference architecture for cloud data protection.

Defining a uniform standards address the challenges such as inefficiencies of customer connector protocols at technical level and lack of basic integration standards for connecting third-party security solutions to cloud ecosystem.

“Standards are an important frontier for the cloud security ecosystem,” said Jim Reavis, CEO, CSA. “The right set of working definitions can boost adoption. This working group will help foster a secure cloud-computing environment – a win for vendors, partners and users. Standardizing APIs will help the ecosystem coalesce around a universal language and process for integrating security tools into the cloud applications.”