Virtualization Security Falls Short Among Enterprises, Survey Says

Tuesday May 4th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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While use of virtualization technology is growing, virtualization security is not.

eWeek: A new survey from Prism Microsystems points out a number of ways enterprises are falling short in protecting their virtualized environments. For example, 34.9 percent of survey respondents said they were concerned about insider threats posed by virtualization technology. "Virtualization administrators now have full access to server, storage and networking infrastructure, whereas before server administrators may have been prevented from interfering with network operations by simply preventing their access to network infrastructure, or vice versa," noted Renata Budko, co-founder of virtual security vendor HyTrust.

In addition, 58 percent of companies are using traditional security methods for their virtualized environments instead of tools and techniques that address the unique challenges of virtualization.

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