HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwire – December 8, 2010) – To further promote security best practices and standards, NetIQ has joined the Cloud Security Alliance, a not-for-profit organization formed by end users, vendors and other stakeholders to further educate the market on the impact of cloud computing on security and compliance programs.

Security standards and practices currently vary considerably from one cloud vendor to another, making it difficult for end users to confirm appropriate IT controls are in place. In response, the Cloud Security Alliance — comprised of noted experts across governance, law, network security, audit, application security, storage, cryptography, virtualization and risk management — aims to:

  • Develop and publish best practices recommendations for addressing security, audit and compliance needs specific to cloud computing, and
  • Encourage vendors to implement these standards and market them as a competitive advantage.

With a focus on providing comprehensive security, compliance and identity management solutions that can meet ever-changing end user needs and demands, NetIQ chose to join the Cloud Security Alliance to further demonstrate its commitment to providing both customers and the security community with trusted technology that adheres to industry best practices and standards.

“We are thrilled to welcome NetIQ to the Cloud Security Alliance, and we believe that this partnership will help bring greater transparency and security to cloud computing as organizations continue to evaluate and invest in this potentially disruptive technology,” said Jim Reavis, founder of the Cloud Security Alliance. “Together, we are focused on providing the most up-to-date information on cloud security and our joint objective is to better educate security and operations departments on cloud security best practices.”

“As a long-time advocate for securing data wherever it resides — including the cloud — we look forward to working with the Cloud Security Alliance to achieve industry-wide audit and compliance standards for cloud computing,” stated Matt Ulery, director of Product Management, NetIQ. “Our participation in this unique association will allow us to better support our customers’ needs as they look to adapt security and compliance programs to meet the specific demands of cloud technologies and services.”

About 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 www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.

About NetIQ

NetIQ is an enterprise software company with relentless focus on customer success. Our portfolio for managing Security & ComplianceIdentity & Access, and Performance & Availabilityhelps organizations cost-effectively tackle information protection challenges such as FISMA,FDCC/SCAPPCI DSSHIPAASOX and NERC CIP and manage the complexity of dynamic, highly-distributed application environments. For information on how our solutions yield greater strategic value, business improvement and cost savings, contact us.

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SOURCE: Marketwire (Press Release)

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