Security Problems Continues for Data Center Virtualization

Organizations need to take into consideration specific-virtualization security technology when upgrading their data centers instead of relying on current measures, for instance the trust firewall. As organizations gradually more use virtualization in their data centers, they are fetching far more aware in the will need for appropriate security to shield against threats, according to a new research report.


As organizations result in the shift to virtualization and cloud computing, they risk introducing “new obstacles” for instance inconsistent security loopholes and network policies, based on a McAfee and Brocade report out on May 31. The major threats were targeted attack and security breaks, the respondents stated.

About 62% of respondents had been preparing or had been in the process of a data center upgrade. 50 % of the respondents have either realized or had been preparing to deploy private clouds inside their organizations.

Almost 77 percent of respondents ranked threat protection, for instance intrusion prevention, as “critical” or “important” inside the survey. About 26 percent were probably the most focused on targeted attacks with their virtualized infrastructure with 24 percent stated security breaches had been their biggest concern. In contrast, 32 percent named bandwidth and visitors engineering and 29 % reported scaling virtualization of server.

Virtualization “comes at a cost,” and conventional networking architecture just isn't “best-suited” to deal with the requirements of a virtual environment, McAfee stated. Almost half are depending on the same security model for virtualization that they can employed with physical servers, the report found. “Virtualization, particularly within the context of private clouds, introduces exceptional operational and security challenges,” Johnson said.

Application security can fail when applications are “decoupled” from the physical resources they depend on, based on McAfee. About 18 percent in the surveyed experts had also reached the exact same conclusion and had been exploring other techniques. Moreover, physical firewalls are commonly not designed to manage the site visitors from your hypervisor running numerous virtual servers.

Although organizations are getting to be far more comfortable using the idea of virtualization being a cost-effective and efficient solution to upgrade the data center, security remains a massive concern, and organizations must put money into technologies that are specifically designed to inspect data flowing interior and exterior virtual machines, based on Johnson.

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