Monday, January 3, 2011

Securing a Virtualized Server Environment.

Virtualization is a top priority for many IT Managers and implementation is taking place around the world. As with so many new IT trends, the question arises of whether implementation is taking into account the security implications. In the case of virtualization, some evidence indicates that current projects may be falling short in this regard. HP has recently published a white paper in IT World that addresses this concern. Generally, they have indicated that many organizations have failed to reorganize their security structure to align with the virtualization concept. Accordingly, security structures continue to focus on physical machines rather than virtual machines. That could result on some typical security lapses, such as lack of segregation of duties. As virtualization moves forward, this issue needs to be addressed. For the white paper (registration required), check this link.

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