Virtualization Security 101 - Implement Change Control Processesr

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

Virtualization Security 101

2. Implement Change-Control Processes

Virtualization can break down the separation of duties, as the virtual-center administrator can potentially create and deploy an unlimited number of virtual machines without the outside authorization governing physical servers. Security pros recommend that organizations audit virtual infrastructures for anomalies and enforce change control with an eye toward managing the VM life cycle and preventing VM sprawl.

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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