Cloud computing is here. The hype is turning into reality. The key to harnessing the power of the cloud is to create a moat around your data silo and know only you have access to the information. Enterprises should use services that surround your data with a security blanket. In the Sonian case, the "security blanket" is a combination of SSL and AES technologies. Think of Sonian as a virtual extension of your own data center in the cloud. This is the best of both worlds: Get the benefit of cloud computing reliability and scalability without the concerns of losing control of your data.