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Does Your Cloud Encryption Need Closer Inspection?

By | Date posted: March 5, 2014

A day does not go by without a technology vendor waving banners about securing data in the cloud with strong encryption. File sync and cloud storage controller vendors are the new kids on the block that tout the benefits of using strong encryption algorithms such as AES-256 and RSA to secure data in the cloud. A strong encryption algorithm is one of the key mechanisms for securing data in the cloud. Read more

Introduction to OAuth

By | Date posted: February 18, 2014

OAuth is an open standard for authorizing access to specific applications and data within a server on behalf of the application owner.  The basic model of authentication between a client and an application has evolved to keep up with the demands of mobile and cloud computing. A distributed architecture — where mobile clients request services from multiple protected systems — mandates Single Sign-On (SSO).  OAuth provides a nimble SSO model to accommodate authentication for rapidly evolving mobile applications that consume services from a wide array of internal and external providers.

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