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VMware Unveils Horizon App Manager

Targeted squarely at the consumerization of IT trend exploding in workplaces worldwide, VMware Tuesday unveiled its Horizon App Manager. The management service, priced at $30 a user, is the first component to ship as part of the unified, virtual workspace vision the company unveiled as "Project Horizon" last summer.."It extends and it federates," said Noah Wasmer, VMware director of advanced development.

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McAfee, Intel Launch Cloud Security Platform

Intel and McAfee announced the Cloud Security Platform this week at Interop 2011 in Las Vegas. The CSP service is aimed at addressing AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting), data and device governance, and stopping leakage of sensitive data via mobile devices, end users, social networks, and private cloud applications...Enterprises can extend identity-based access control to public cloud and SaaS provider sites; the system also supports federated identity management standards like SAML, OAUTH, and OpenID...

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SecureAuth’s Newest Release of SSO and 2-Factor Authentication for Mobile Devices Turns Android Smartphones and Tablets Into Val

SecureAuth Corporation, a leader in identity enforcement for cloud, on-premise, VPN, and mobile resources, today announced at Interop 2011, a new version of SecureAuth IEP’s SSO and 2-factor authentication that takes full advantage of the Android mobile operating system.

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Security Standards – Why they are so Critical for the Cloud

Matthew Gardiner writes: Why is it that everyone loves standards in concept, including those for security, but often standards definition and deployment is less than speedy? Why doesn’t everyone involved just pull together and solve this obvious problem now, instead of waiting until we are all suffering from lack of standards? While this is a general issue with standards, let’s look at this issue through the lens of the emerging public cloud-based services (public IaaS, PaaS, & SaaS).

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Talend expands portfolio to include ESB Standard Edition

Open source data management specialist Talend has announced the release of what it calls "the industry's first platform for data services". Known as Talend ESB Standard Edition, the open source enterprise service bus (ESB) is to be a key component in the company's unified platform for data services.

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