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GlassHouse Technologies and Splunk Outline Steps to Secure Virtual Environments
GlassHouse Technologies, the leading independent IT infrastructure consulting and services firm, today announced the availability of a whitepaper that provides insight on securing virtual environments. Co-authored by Splunk, the foremost IT Search company, the paper entitled “Does Virtualization Change Your Approach to Enterprise Security?” focuses on how enterprises can mitigate security risks in their virtual settings in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Consultants from GlassHouse Technologies and representatives from Splunk will also be available to discuss these findings and other emerging virtualization trends at the VMworld conference on August 31 – September 3.

While organizations have rushed to implement virtualization and achieve the promised benefits, many have overlooked the proper strategy necessary to secure this environment. To help enterprises combat the growing concerns over virtual security, this research focuses on best practices that should be implemented to ensure virtual components are meeting all organization security protocols without hindering the performance of the infrastructure.

Specifically, the whitepaper explores the following components:

  • Aligning security strategy with business risk tolerance
  • Securing virtual machines, including like physical machines
  • Security monitoring of virtual environments including administrative virtualization management interface, and access to the virtual machine files

These specific strategies will be discussed in greater detail by Splunk and GlassHouse consultants at VMworld. This year’s conference will bring together attendees from across the globe to discuss trends and challenges in the virtualization space. Make sure to look for the GlassHouse “Conversation Cloud” at the show to hear more about virtual security as well the consultants views on emerging cloud trends in storage, security and data center management. GlassHouse will also host an event at the show bringing together customers, partners and industry experts to continue VMworld discussions.

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2009 6:21 PM by David Marshall
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