Virtualization a Hot Topic for Security Companies at RSA

Several companies are using this year’s RSA

Conference to highlight their focus on virtualization security.

With the show just two days under way, a number of vendors had made

announcements with an eye toward protecting

virtual environments. Among these companies were Symantec, Trend Micro and

Hewlett-Packard, all of which announced additions to their virtualization road maps.

In Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 (SEP 12), the company has added the

ability to whitelist baseline images, randomize scans and updates, and

automatically identify and manage virtual clients.

“[Virtualization] is becoming a lot more mainstream, and the security

requirements are also changing from what is required to secure or lock down a

physical server to what it takes to lock down a virtual server,” said

Ashish Mohindroo, senior director of product marketing at Symantec, in a

conversation with eWEEK before the conference. “It has become more

complex, and we believe your virtual infrastructure servers have become more

susceptible to attacks because now you’re doing virtual sharing between virtual

images, now you’re encrypting these virtual images. How you manage these

virtual images — and also how you minimize resource impact on your server.”

The product, which is powered by Symantec’s cloud-based reputation

technology and includes a number of other capabilities around data protection,

is still in beta.

For more, read the eWeek article: Security Companies at RSA Talk Virtualization.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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