4 valuable additions to your cloud security toolkit

DigitalPersona, CloudPassage, NetIQ and GlobalScape deliver unique ways of protecting cloud data

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If you ask IT execs why they're hesitant about moving to the public cloud, security comes up at the top of the list. But security vendors are responding to these concerns with a raft of new products. Here are four interesting cloud security tools that we tested.

Digital Persona's ProWorkgroup SaaS is a cloud security tool that automatically encrypts hard drives on end user PCs and laptops. GlobalScapeMIX delivers a secure FTP service in the cloud.NetIQ Cloud Security Service provides a secure proxy for logging into SaaS apps, like Google Apps and Salesforce.com. And CloudPassage embeds a security monitoring and policy enforcement tool into online cloud instances.

DigitalPersona Pro Workgroup SaaS

Most of DigitalPersona's work has been in bio-authentication — fingerprint readers and their associated security components. But in July, DigitalPersona launched Pro Workgroup SaaS, a cloud security product that provides hard disk encryption for Windows machines.

While the product had been targeted at OEM systems makers (HP is one), it's available now via SaaS (and also as a local server appliance.) We liked it, although that fact that it's currently compatible only with Windows is a drawback.

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