AT&T cloud storage offers beefed up security
As agencies increasingly migrate to the cloud in search of security and savings, their potential industry partners are stepping up to supply the increased security features demanded by federal customers.
This week, AT&T announced Synaptic Storage as a Service (STaaS ) for Government, a multi-tenant, community cloud that has the same features as AT&T's commercial cloud storage offering but adds additional security, the company said in its announcement.
Among the security enhancements are:
- Storage towers that are physically separated from other users' towers in the data center.
- Separate logical cloud for government data so that government customer data will not co-exist with commercial data.
- A separate cloud portal partition for government agencies.
- All government agency customers and their authorized users are assigned RSA hard token for two-factor authentication.
"Federal agencies want the mobility, collaboration, information sharing and efficiency that cloud offers but they can't afford to adopt cloud solutions that sacrifice performance, reliability and above all, security," said Kay Kapoor, president, AT&T Government Solutions.
"Our new STaaS for Government offer delivers the key attributes federal buyers require and allows them to move to the cloud with ease and confidence."
Posted by GCN Staff on Sep 03, 2014 at 10:22 AM