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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