The essential guide to protecting your virtualized systems
Securing virtual environments is not the same as securingphysical environmentsthe stakes are higher and the process ismore complicated. With different architectural models, new attackvectors, and new security controls to implement and tune,virtualization dramatically changes the security playing field.
Discover the best practices for securing your virtualizedsystems with this detailed guide. Author Dave Shackleford is awell-known security expert who brings you up to speed on thetechnologies and strategies you should know and shows you how toproperly secure virtual environments.
This essential guide includes:
A thorough overview of virtualization securityactual andtheoretical threats
Step-by-step processes for securing the three leadinghypervisorsVMware vSphere and ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V®,and Citrix XenServer®
Smart ways to design virtual networks to be more secure from theoutset
Effective strategies for integrating new virtual network layersinto existing physical infrastructures
Securing virtual machines (VMs), especially against VM-focusedattacks
Proper logging and auditing management for virtualenvironments
Managing change and configuration with new policies andprocesses that take into consideration virtualization security
Tips and tricks for improving disaster recovery and businesscontinuity
Leveraging Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for security, aswell as considerations for securing Storage Virtualization andApplication Virtualization