How secure is your virtualized network?

Joshua Corman IBM

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Virtualization is one of the most significant IT trends of the decade and promises to change the shape of the data centre itself. However, although it will drive down hardware costs and increase server utilization, it will also create new management and security challenges. Server sprawl will be replaced with 'virtual server sprawl'. New vectors will be vulnerable to attack at the management, hypervisor, I/O and hardware levels. Instead of targeting physical machines for profit and access to critical data, malicious Internet hackers will target virtual machines. Security must therefore protect virtual servers, networks and data without constraining the innovation and flexibility virtualization brings to the data centre. This session will outline unique ways to deliver security to physical networks, servers and endpoints as well as their virtual counterparts.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The latest Internet security threats within the VMware infrastructure
  • New techniques to measure a return on security investment
  • Compliance regulations and how to take steps today to avoid a security breach in the near future


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