Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Self-Serving Virt Report Probably Right

Vendors often commission research. Some is suspect and clearly self-serving. Some is self-serving but also clean and true. I think the latter is true for Prism Microsystems. The company just released research arguing that IT, in its rush to virtualize, either doesn't do enough to secure these environments, doesn't have good enough tools to do the job or can't afford to do things right.

Less than a third of the 382 respondents are confident that their virtual systems are safe.

One of the key issues is tracking what users do, what they log and measure who is accessing critical corporate data. In all these cases, a minority of IT pros running virtualized shops conduct these activities.

And yes, Prism is a security firm.

How is security different in a virtual world? Tell me for real at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/19/2010 at 1:17 PM


Featured

  • Microsoft and SAP Enhance Partnership with Teams Integration

    Microsoft and SAP this week described continuing partnership efforts on Microsoft Azure, while also planning a Microsoft Teams integration with SAP's enterprise resource planning product and other solutions.

  • Blue Squares Graphic

    Microsoft Previews Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows

    Microsoft announced a preview of Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows, which lets organizations tap Linux virtual machine processes that also work with Windows- and Azure-based processes and services.

  • How To Automate Tasks in Azure SQL Database

    Knowing how to automate tasks in the cloud will make you a more productive DBA. Here are the key concepts to understand about cloud scripting and a rundown of the best tools for automating code in Azure.

  • Microsoft Open License To End Next Year for Government and Education Groups

    Microsoft's "Open License program" will end on Jan. 1, 2022, and not just for commercial customers, but also for government, education and nonprofit organizations.

comments powered by Disqus