Virtualization security and patch management
- February 23, 2018
Encryption features in recent vSphere and vSAN updates aim to balance security with simplicity and performance. For VMware shops, there is little standing in the way of adoption.
- 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.
- May 02, 2011
PacketMotion's new virtual appliance can detect events and anomalies at the transaction level and stop rogue transactions as they happen, the vendor says.
- April 21, 2011
No one’s heartbroken that VMware Update Manager won’t patch guest OSes after vSphere 4.1, but some users have suggestions for the product’s continued development.
- February 10, 2011
One of the major technical kinks that has yet to be worked out in VMware’s vShield virtualization security product line is what happens when the vShield Manager appliance fails.
- January 24, 2011
VMware says its vShield virtualization security products will pave the way toward cloud computing, but users said concerns such as licensing costs to ecosystem support are holding them back.
- November 09, 2010
PCI DSS 2.0 officially acknowledges server virtualization, but PCI compliance in virtual environments is still more art than science.
- November 08, 2010
Virtualization product vendors offer guidance for PCI-compliant virtual data centers. These briefs also include news on CA's acquisition of Hyperformix and Zimbra's certification program.
- October 28, 2010
Enterprises that want to offer IT as a Service face challenges that include virtualization stall, bleeding-edge infrastructure automation tools and thorny policy orchestration problems.
- August 31, 2010
The Best of VMworld 2010 Awards recognized the best security and virtualization products at VMworld 2010.
- July 26, 2010
VMware gave user-group attendees a sneak peak of vShield App and Edge, upcoming virtualization security products that may ease security tasks and boost existing security.
- April 22, 2010
VMware is set to announce two new certifications for virtualization professionals, and other news in brief.
- March 31, 2010
A spate of new VMware password management products suggests that enterprises are grappling with security in virtualized environments.
- July 07, 2009
For security professionals, offerings like the Altor Virtual Firewall, which integrates with VMware's VMsafe application programming interfaces, make virtualization less scary.
- September 17, 2008
Best of VMworld 2008 awards include Gold winners PHD Technologies, Reflex Security eG Innovations, Compellent Technologies, VMware Cisco Systems and InstallFree; the awards were determined by SearchServerVirtualization.com and SearchVMware.com.
- September 16, 2008
The Distributed Management Task Force has released the first version of the Open Virtualization Format (OVF), a standard for deploying virtual machines (VMs) in heterogeneous environments. DMTF also announced the VMAN VM management initiative.
- January 07, 2008
Virtualization-specific management software that governs virtual machines throughout their lifecycle may fill a void unsolved by traditional systems management tools.