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Slideshow: Cloud Security Pros And Cons

Securing your business in the cloud can offer substantial savings and resources balanced by large and unexpected risks. In this review of cloud security silver linings and storms warnings, we look at some of the brightest and darkest security clouds.
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Secure connection to the cloud means constant, dependable and fast connections. All the security in the world isn't going to help you access the cloud if your connection is subject to frequent outages or slowdowns -- or if your bandwidth or capacity is limited by your IP, as with rural customers dependent upon satellite connections, for instance. Keep an eye on your ISP, your telecommunications provider and very other vendor whose availability -- or bandwidth pricing policies -- could have an effect on your cloud security or its cost. Be sure to have alternatives in place should your cloud connection go down, even briefly.

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