VMs Create Potential Risks


Those tens of thousands of virtual servers spawned from your thousands of physical ones offer no guarantee your security policies will carry over, and can leave you with a security time bomb ticking away in your data center, according to vendors and some experts.

"Virtualization is both an opportunity and a threat," says Patrick Lin, senior director of product management for VMWare. "But one of the key things about hypervisors is their design is simpler than the modern operating system. As a result, they are simpler to harden and lock down, and there are not as many vulnerabilities."

"On the flip side, it's a new layer that's another opportunity for attack," he says. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - VMs Create Potential Risks - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 23rd February 2007 7:48PM