Virtualization Security 101 - Segment Virtual Machines

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2008-07-02 Print this article Print

Virtualization Security 101

1. Segment Virtual Machines

It's a good idea to segment VMs (virtual machines) according to the information they handle and their use. (As a general rule, separating resources reduces risk). Any VMs connected to a common network can fall victim to attacks from other VMs on the network. Segregating groups of VMs on their own network segments reduces the danger of data leaks in the event of an attack.

Virtualization can certainly be a boon for enterprises, but not without the right organizational and technical approach to security. Here are some basic steps you can take to proactively secure your virtual-server environment, culled from analysts and security pros.

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