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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 dbarney@redmondmag.com.

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


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