Protecting Virtual Environments from Hypervisor Sabotage

“Virtualization is not inherently insecure. However, most virtualized workloads are being deployed insecurely.”

—Neil MacDonald, VP and Gartner Fellow, Gartner Inc.

Organizations moving their physical server infrastructure onto virtual platforms for cost savings are finding their virtual hosts and guests are now open to new security and non-compliance risks. Workloads shifted to virtualized platforms to realize operational cost efficiencies are done so at potentially high security costs if proper security policies and tools are not established prior to implementation. As if we didn't ...

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