Virtualization security and patch management

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About Virtualization security and patch management

• For virtualization administrators, securing virtual machines (VMs) presents a host of challenges, including how to use patch management tools with virtual machines, how to centralize and minimize patch management tasks, tracking highly mobile and dynamic VMs to secure virtual servers against malware, viruses and other security threats; using automated security tools for virtual machines understanding the differences between securing physical and virtual machines; identifying security threats and other risks that affect virtual machines via a network; and learn about best practices such as keeping a host OS patched and hardened, establishing policies, standards and procedures, and watching out for useful third-party products to ease patch management burdens.