Securing a Virtual Environment

Contributed by Brian Fowler

In today’s world many corporations are moving into the realm of virtualization. Although this new technology allows companies to reproduce many different virtual servers and desktops, it also creates new problems in the ways of security. In this paper we will take a look at exactly what virtualization is, as it is applies to servers and desktops. Through this we will learn of the various problem and vulnerabilities that virtualization will cause. Knowing the problems with virtual systems, we will answer the real question how can a virtual environment be secured. Follow with me as we take an in depth at virtualization and the means of securing it.

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