Security for Virtualization
According to Forrester research, 85% or companies either have, or are planning to implement x86 server virtualization. Securing these environments have often been overlooked because of the perception that a virtual machine is more secure than a physical one. Most security solutions are falling short on protection and creating a performance overhead on the systems running virtual environments.
Virtualizing servers and desktops can bring enormous business benefits:
• Cost: Reduces the overall hardware footprint, reducing hardware expenditures, floor space, power consumption, management requirements, etc.
• Speed: Increases the speed of IT by delivering new capacity on-demand.
• Stability: Standardized redundant systems lead to greater resiliency, ensure better system availability.
• Centralized Management: Virtual systems can be managed and configured centrally reducing administrative and support costs.
• Maintenance: In virtual environments, OS migrations and maintenance becomes easier and more efficient.
VMware vShield Endpoint plugs directly into vSphere and consists of a secure virtual appliance and driver for virtual machines to off-load events to. VMware Endpoint security (EPSEC) links these components at the hypervisor layer. vShield provides the ability to offload key anti-malware functions to a hardened, tamperproof security virtual machine, eliminating agent footprint. The robust and secure hypervisor introspection capabilities in vSphere prevent the anti-malware services from being compromised.
RDi partners with various technology vendors that secure your virtual environments, while still being able to take advantage of the benefits of virtualization.