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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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You can update your Microsoft software with a few tools, but Windows Server Update Services is the go-to for many administrators who want a reliable patch deployment platform. Continue Reading
Avoid unnecessary security headaches by using the Windows Update offline scan file and PowerShell to ensure your systems have all their Microsoft patches. Continue Reading
Use the online VCSA management interface, VAMI, or an ISO file from VMware to get started with your online or offline VCSA upgrade. Continue Reading
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Kaspersky's Security for Virtualization Light Agent application provides multilayered protection for virtual servers and VDIs as well as their VMs and OSes across multiple hosts. Continue Reading
Be sure to research the risks and rewards of either replacing or upgrading servers and virtualization hosts before deciding which option is the right choice for your environment. Continue Reading
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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In a VMware environment, you can use a snapshot to save a short-term image of a VM prior to patches or upgrades. However, too many snapshots can cause performance issues. Continue Reading
Review NIST virtualization security recommendations with this overview of hypervisor security guidelines, including tips on VM lifecycles and hypervisor platform management. Continue Reading
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Container escape vulnerabilities create new challenges for security and risk management teams. Learn more about container escapes and how to prevent exploitation. Continue Reading
Container use is gaining traction in virtual environments, but containers present unique security challenges that vendors and organizations must overcome. 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