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ktrope
Sep 23, 2013

What are the top security challenges when it comes to virtualization?

jimlynch
10/04/2013
Virtualized Security Offers Challenges (But Not as Many as You Think)
http://www.cio.com/article/729770/Virtualized_Security_Offers_Challenges...

"Securing virtualized network resources may seem somewhat exotic on the surface, but the task isn't necessarily all that complicated. It may even have a familiar ring.

At dinCloud, a Los Angeles-based cloud service provider that offers hosted virtual desktops, servers and cloud storage, providing security for its small and medium-sized customers proved a fairly straightforward task.

"I just think it's blocking and tackling," dinCloud CTO Barry Weber says of virtualization security. "I don't think virtualization by itself creates a significant security issue. The only thing it adds is a layer of complexity; there are potential additional vulnerabilities. But the flip-side of that is there is still a ton of physical equipment—and that physical equipment and virtual equipment can be protected in very standard ways that are time-tested.""
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stylor
09/25/2013

Here is an article from CSO that identifies the top three issues (at least according to the author) as:

Lack of visibility into network traffic.

Security overhead negatively affects performance.

Perimeter security.

http://www.csoonline.com/article/701643/3-key-issues-for-secure-virtuali...

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