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Real Security Needed for Virtual Environments

At the recent RSA Security Conference, the talk wasn't just about patches, hackers from Bulgaria and the latest virus. Much of the conversation revolved around security for virtual shops.

The concept is surprisingly simple and alarmingly scary. If you have 1,000 VMs, a single attack can compromise them all. Vendors are just now starting to address these issues, and, fortunately, we haven't had that one killer attack that makes us all rethink the drive to virtualize. VMware is helping by sharing APIs with security companies, who are now starting to build VM-specific tools.

How do you protect your VMs? Clue us all in by writing dbarney@redmondmag.com

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/14/2008 at 1:15 PM


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