Improving Cloud Security, Performance, and Manageability Using Intelligent Clients
With all the industry excitement about cloud environments, it’s easy to forget that we’re still in the early stages of cloud implementations, whether private, public, or hybrid. As both organizations and vendors gain experience with full-scale cloud implementations, we’re beginning to see how clouds affect the basic tenets of IT service delivery, including security, performance, and manageability.
Moving to a cloud environment introduces a host of security considerations for IT managers. For a complete look at security in the cloud, and the steps you can take to plan for data and platform protection in your cloud implementation, see Intel’s Cloud Security Planning Guide. This guide focuses on three cloud security concerns for which clients can play a direct role in safeguarding corporate data in a cloud environment. Authentication Secure execution of virtual applications Protection against malware and spyware
Using Intel® Identity Protection Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel IPT) uses a one-time password (OTP) methodology for twofactor authentication. Users must be on a PC powered by a select secondgeneration Intel Core™ processor produced by an OEM that has enabled Intel IPT (consult http://ipt.intel.com for a complete list of models). The cloud service or application being accessed needs to have incorporated Intel IPT protection, as supported by one of Intel’s IPT software partners: Symantec or VASCO.
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