Gartner Research

Security Considerations and Best Practices for Securing Virtual Machines

Published: 06 March 2007

ID: G00144828

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald

Summary

Securing a virtual machine involves many of the same best practices as securing any operating system. However, there are key differences that organizations must address and factor into their return on investment analysis, or they risk an overall reduction in security protection or unexpected costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • VM Security During Planning, Installation and Configuration
  • VM Vulnerability and Configuration Management
  • VM Intrusion Prevention
  • VM Identity and Access Management
  • VM Network Access Control
  • VM Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

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