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Virtualization security and patch management News
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.
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Microsoft built Azure Update Management for administrators who require a centralized tool to automate patches for systems both on premises and in the cloud. Continue Reading
Guest security relies not only on a series of tools and best practices, but also on a security mindset that starts with endpoint hardening and follows the deployment of every VM. Continue Reading
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Both containers and VMs offer different ways of meeting an organization's application deployment requirements. And virtualization containers present different security challenges than VMs. Continue Reading
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Review NIST virtualization security recommendations with this overview of hypervisor security guidelines, including tips on VM lifecycles and hypervisor platform management. Continue Reading
Don't delay maintenance reboots. It's easy to forget to reboot hosts, tools and drivers, so use a reboot schedule to ensure your infrastructure remains functional. Continue Reading
Protect Hyper-V VMs from Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, and install patches from Microsoft. Watch out for future revisions, performance impacts and recalls. Continue Reading
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The SCVMM agent upgrade process is a regular, but sometimes laborious, part of VM management. Use PowerShell to make light work of bulk updates through commands and loops. Continue Reading
It's important to keep your infrastructure secure, but running antimalware software on your VMs can hurt performance. Continue Reading
It's easy to forget basic server maintenance tasks that keep virtualization hosts updated and your data center healthy. Continue Reading