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Virtualization security and patch management News
June 22, 2012
This week, users chimed in on the VMware vs. Microsoft pricing and licensing war and critics questioned VMware’s Hadoop-on-vSphere strategy.
August 19, 2011
A disgruntled ex-employee admitted to deleting VMs at the pharmaceutical company, highlighting the need for proper enforcement of access-control policies in virtual environments.
July 20, 2011
After a security breach in 2008, New Mexico’s Human Services Department turned to tools from Juniper and HyTrust to harden its virtual server environment.
May 20, 2011
Segmenting data on separate physical servers isn’t the only way to ensure security these days. In many cases, virtualization does just as good a job.
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Every IT pro knows that it's important to install critical patches to virtual machines in a timely manner, but what about the less serious updates? Continue Reading
Virtualization offers many benefits but also comes with plenty of risks. Keep these three things in mind when planning virtual environment security. Continue Reading
The advent of integrated hypervisor features, focused on security, is welcome news to many admins, but which ones provide the most benefit? Continue Reading
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The same old IT security methods aren't enough to create a secure virtual environment. To achieve secure virtualization, you must go above and beyond. Continue Reading
The Best of VMworld 2010 Awards recognized the best security and virtualization products at VMworld 2010. Continue Reading
Virtualization-specific management software that governs virtual machines throughout their lifecycle may fill a void unsolved by traditional systems management tools. Continue Reading
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The FortiGate security appliances. UTM security in a single device, good administrative interface and performances.Powered by IT Central Station
First things first Talking about FortiGate from Fortinet we are talking about a family of UTM (Unified Threat Management) appliances. This...Continue Reading
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Valuable Features: <ul> <li>Performances</li> <li>VDOM</li> <li>UTM</li> <li>Consolidated...Continue Reading
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Cisco ASA has better application granularity, a more flexible means of policy creation, and easier to use controls and more powerful reports ...Continue Reading
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How do you know when it's time to upgrade your server OS? Our Advisory Board members say you're probably already overdue. Continue Reading
It's easy to forget basic server maintenance tasks that keep virtualization hosts updated and your data center healthy. Continue Reading
A security breach on a single VM can mean a widespread outage, making effective hypervisor security a requirement for every virtual data center. Continue Reading
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It's important to keep your infrastructure secure, but running antimalware software on your VMs can hurt performance. Continue Reading
If you think smaller hypervisors are more vulnerable, think again. A thin hypervisor may be more secure than bare-metal versions. Continue Reading
It's no surprise that Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors require different security considerations, but we asked an expert to clarify. Continue Reading