Virtualization Security 101 - Ensure Visibility into the Virtual Environment

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

Virtualization Security 101

4. Ensure Visibility into the Virtual Environment

As with your physical network, virtual environments require continuous monitoring. This means having the right tools to analyze traffic across the network and among virtual machines, an area of growing interest for security vendors such as Altor Networks and Montego Networks. In addition, there's VMware's recently announced VMsafe, which integrates into the hypervisor to provide third-party security vendors visibility into VM operations.

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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