Security-as-a-Service

Most organizations falling short on cloud security policies

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A survey released Monday by the Ponemon Institute found that a majority of organizations do not evaluate the security posture of cloud computing vendors or train internal employees on cloud security.

Cisco picks up web security SaaS provider ScanSafe

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Cisco has gobbled up ScanSafe for $183 million in a move that validates both the web security market and SaaS as a desired delivery model.

Gartner finds IT security spending up eight percent

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The global software security market still is growing despite a far-reaching recession.

Government cloud initiative introduced, security focus promised

Government cloud initiative introduced, security focus promised

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Vivek Kundra, the federal CIO appointed by President Obama in March, announced on Tuesday a cloud computing initiative designed to cut spending on government data centers, but maintain a high level of security.

McAfee to acquire MX Logic

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McAfee on Thursday announced plans to acquire managed email and web security vendor MX Logic for at least $140 million. McAfee said the acquisition would bolster its cloud-based security portfolio. The deal is expected to close during the third quarter of 2009. If the deal goes through, MX Logic staff will be integrated into McAfee's software-as-a-service business unit. McAfee stands to gain MX Logic's 40,000 customers, representing four million end users. — AM

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