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									                    Secure Your Public Cloud Computing Experience

Public cloud computing can be defined as a computing infrastructure that expands e service oriented
approaches, exemplified by concepts such as “service oriented architectures”, “utility computing” and
“software as a service” into a common operating model. Service provider’s offers services that function on
the cloud and are easily available through the Internet Protocol and are independent of any location.
Hence, the users need not be aware about the location of the underlying IT resources.

There are two essential characteristic traits of cloud computing services. They are:-

* Scalable – This means that the needed resources and computing power can be maximized or
minimized as per the client’s requirements
* Multi-tenant – This means they offer secure hosting of services for numerous customers using a
common cloud architecture source

However, today enterprises are caught up in a dilemma whether to go public in a cloud network or remain
private. Public cloud computing poses unwarranted threats in the areas such as:-

* Data security
* Data and system portability
* Data and system integration
* IT governance
* Viability of third party providers

However, the good news is that the cloud computing platform offers scopes for improvement in deploying
security solutions that offer complete security for all organizations. The small organizations are likely to
benefit more out of this arrangement as they have restricted arrangement of information technology
administrators and security professionals. Furthermore, there is lack of economies of scale that are
otherwise available to huge enterprises with quantifiable datacenters.

Therefore public cloud computing need innovative security solutions reconciling multi-tenancy and
scalability. As organizations shift their computing platforms with their data, identities and architecture to
the cloud, it is important that they let go of the control to some extent. For doing that, it is essential to
partner with efficient cloud computing service providers. Essential building blocks a trustworthy
association comprise access control, data security, compliance policies.

This apart, end-to-end identity management, federated identity, third party authentication services and
network penetration testing are all main elements of public cloud security. Network penetration testing
scans the network thereby identifying any probably vulnerabilities and remedying them in real time.
Identity security preserves the confidentiality and integrity of the applications and data, simultaneously
allowing access to the approved users. Assistance for identity management capacities for both architecture
components and users is an essential requirement for public cloud computing and identity needs to be
managed in a manner that it instills trust.

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