Server virtualization risks and monitoring

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About Server virtualization risks and monitoring

Virtualization security threats are real, and a security breach of a physical server can take down all the virtual machines allocated to that server as well. Security threats are also varied; there are threats to operating systems, virtualization hypervisors, networks,and more. In this section, learn about virtualization security risks, how to track and monitor VMs for breaches, using firewalls with VMs, how to set access control and other best practices and policies to prevent security breaches, learn about using isolated security zoning for VMs, get news on the latest bugs and patches available for the various virtualization platforms, and get comparisons and research on the top virtualization security tools to protect virtualized servers from security threats.