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  Fall 2009 - Issue 48

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How to Improve Security Posture with Virtualization

Virtualization forces organizations to think differently

by Terry Noonan, Vice President, Products, Shavlik Technologies

The adoption rate of virtual machines has exploded at most organizations, driven by the improved cost-effectiveness of increased server utilization. This has created a boom in individual servers representing a substantial increase in the number of devices connected to the network, with many organizations not accounting for the fact that each needs to be individually configured, patched and secured. Many may believe that because the requirement for physical devices in an organization is reduced, that this also reduces the operational requirements. Virtual machines, just like their physical counterparts, have network access and can be hacked, infected and compromised just like a dedicated physical device. They are more dynamic, coming and going at the whim of the growing number of tech-savvy users. But managed properly, they can actually improve security posture.

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