WSO2 joins cloud security alliance

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WSO2 yesterday announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the non-profit organisation with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing.

As a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, WSO2 will join the corporate member advisory council to provide guidance into strategic CSA initiatives. Additionally, WSO2 team members will complete the requirements to achieve the CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge.

The move extends WSO2’s commitment to enabling robust, policy-based security in the cloud. WSO2 first launched WSO2 Identity as a Service (previously named Cloud Identity) in February 2010.

In May 2011, WSO2 was awarded the European Identity Award 2011 in the Cloud Provider Offerings category by analyst group KuppingerCole.

The award recognised WSO2 for WSO2 Identity as a Service, citing the multi-tenant open source cloud service for its OpenID and XACML support and its innovative features, including the ability to migrate from on-premise to a full cloud service.

 “As enterprises extend their information from in-house systems to popular software-as-a-service offerings, such as and Google Apps, they face new challenges in identity and access management.  We created our WSO2 Identity as a Service to address those challenges,” said WSO2 Software Architect and Senior Manager Prabath Siriwardena. “We’re honoured to join the Cloud Security Alliance and look forward to contributing our real-world experiences in enabling enterprises to secure their cloud deployments.”

“WSO2’s innovation in delivering proven technology for cloud-native identity management and authentication is a welcome addition to CSA member community, and we look forward to WSO2’s contributions to the alliance,” said Cloud Security Alliance Executive Director Jim Reavis.