Real Security Needed for Virtualization
This isn't the first time this newsletter has warned about the need for better
virtualization security. The whole issue is that virtualization is a relatively
new form of computing (and yes, I do know IBM mainframes were virtualized in
1968), and many security tools haven't kept up. Add to that the fact that a
single virtualized server can act as dozens of machines. Compromise that server
and you can compromise the whole shooting match.
A new survey by security vendor nCircle Inc. shows just
how nervous IT is. About half of those polled don't trust security in virtual
environments. Meanwhile, Shavlik surveyed VMworld attendees, and while 80 percent
of these folks are very concerned about the issue, only about a third have taken
concrete steps to secure virtual servers.
Posted by Doug Barney on October 09, 2008 at 11:52 AM