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StillSecure, a managed network security solutions and certified compliance company, announced the availability of a cloud security solution called Cloud Security Monitoring Service. Targeted at cloud infrastructure users and providers, Cloud SMS is available free of charge to StillSecure customers through SoftLayer’s Technology Partners Marketplace portal.

The first in a series of solutions to be delivered by StillSecure, Cloud SMS provides infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) customers with a host-based firewall management solution. It is also available to cloud and hosting provider partners to offer to their customers via their internal customer portals.

SoftLayer customers can download Cloud SMS through the SoftLayer Technology Partner Marketplace portal and then install the solution on their CloudLayer computing platform through SoftLayer’s customer portal. Additional premium Cloud SMS services will be offered based on volume, and features and will be available throughout 2012, the company noted in a release.

“As the cloud market moves toward the enterprise and SMB space, security remains a top concern for customers considering a move to the cloud,” said Doug Toombs, research manager at Tier1 Research. “As customers become accustomed to provisioning cloud computing resources in minutes via easy-to-use graphical interfaces, security solutions need to keep up and present an equally approachable interface to a broad spectrum of users.”

Duke Skarda, chief technology officer for SoftLayer, said with Cloud SMS, end users no longer need to learn the IPTables command line interface to secure their cloud instances, and the agent can be embedded by cloud providers and customers for easy replication. The Web-based interface is API-driven and can be embedded inside a cloud provider s portal.

To read the original eWeek article, click here: StillSecure, SoftLayer Offer Cloud Security Monitoring Service