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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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We're accustomed to expecting our security vendors to provide us with thorough, up-to-date defenses: anti-malware, constantly updated spam filters and more. But increasingly, security companies view protection of data, as well as defending the networks on which that data resides, as a core product. This is a good thing -- and its fullest flowering may take place in the cloud. When considering cloud-based security vendors and services, take a look at the protection -- backup, recovery and related services -- that they offer. (Just be sure to give serious thought to how you will maintain regularly updated local copies of the information you're entrusting to the cloud-based vendor. Just in case.)

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