CA Joins Cloud Security Alliance

CA will support the Cloud Security Alliance's initiatives and working groups with identity and access management knowledge

February 18, 2010

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ISLANDIA, N.Y., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA) today announced it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance as a corporate member to help establish and promote best practices for security in cloud computing.

CA will support the Cloud Security Alliance's initiatives and working groups with identity and access management knowledge and expertise, and provide input into the next release of the group's Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing.

"CA is working with enterprise customers and cloud service providers to securely adopt and deliver cloud services. We look forward to collaborating with the CSA members to deliver guidance for meeting security concerns that challenge cloud adoption," said Dave Hansen, corporate senior vice president and general manager of CA's Security and Compliance business unit.

CA demonstrated a portion of its cloud security capabilities at the Burton Catalyst conference last July. By incorporating identity and access management technologies, CA is helping its customers securely use the cloud. This includes CA SiteMinder, CA Federation Manager, and CA SOA Security Manager for various access management scenarios, and CA Identity Lifecycle Management products for provisioning, role management, and other identity management capabilities. CA also provides protection at the heart of a cloud infrastructure by controlling access to virtualization servers (hypervisors) with CA Access Control, and Internet-scalable log and event reporting with CA Enterprise Log Manager.

"CA's expertise in identity and access management is a welcome addition to the Cloud Security Alliance," said Jim Reavis, founder of the Cloud Security Alliance. "The company's experience working with both enterprise cloud consumers and cloud service providers gives it an important perspective on the challenges of cloud security. That insight will be valuable as we continue developing and evolving our guidance."

CA at RSA Conference

Attendees can visit CA at Booth 1533 in the exhibit hall where they will see first-hand the CA technologies available for security and compliance, including cloud security management, identity lifecycle management, data and information protection, log management and more.

About the Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, the Cloud Security Alliance Web site is


About CA

CA (Nasdaq: CA), the world's leading independent IT management software company, helps customers optimize IT for better business results. CA's Enterprise IT Management solutions for mainframe and distributed computing enable Lean IT--empowering organizations to more effectively govern, manage and secure their IT operations. For more information, visit

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