Virtualization Security 101 - Lock Down Standard Image

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

Virtualization Security 101

3. Lock Down Standard Image

With a locked-down standard image, you can help ensure that VMs have a known level of security. In a recent article, Matasano security analyst Thomas Ptacek recommended that organizations have one base-line Windows server installation or Linux build that is configured with maximum security controls and as small a footprint as possible.

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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