Cloud security: Mission impossible

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But steady progress is being made to address security concerns of enterprise IT

The term "cloud" connotes things floating around freely – which is not something you necessarily want your data doing. That is the common perception of cloud computing today, leaving many leery about trusting that their business-critical information is safe despite no clear security in place.

The hesitation over security in the public cloud centers on several factors that are just starting to be addressed:

• Concerns about securing the communications channels within multi-tenant virtual networks.

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