Virtualization security remains a work in progress
The effort to refine virtualization security took small steps forward in 2009
By Ellen Messmer
, Network World
December 22, 2009 10:37 AM ET
While adoption of server virtualization
is proceeding at a gallop, the effort to refine virtualization security reached only a slow trot in 2009. Virtualization security: So far nothing
Roughly 18% of server workloads have been virtualized, and research firm Gartner expects that number to climb to 28% in 2010 and almost 50% by 2012. But adapting traditional firewall, intrusion detection, antimalware and other types of security and monitoring software to run optimally in this radically changed hypervisor-based architecture is still very much a work in progress.