Today, most of the processes in every organization, are being moved to the cloud for flexible infrastructure and more efficient collaboration. But this virtualized IT environment is prone to more risks than your typical environment. This is where security for virtualization comes into play. So, what is Virtualized Security? How beneficial it is to your working environment? What are the risks associated with it? Read on to find out more.
Security Virtualization or Virtualized Security are the solutions that define the process, procedure, and compliance rules that ensure the protection of a virtualized infrastructure. Before that, let’s backtrack to get an idea about virtualized infrastructure.
A virtualized infrastructure consists several of Virtual machines that are run on a guest OS, a hypervisor, or a standard host OS, and the underlying hardware component where all the virtual machines are run.
Allows resources to be available to only specific users and applications
Divides a data center into segments and implements policies at the workload level to define security functions at each level and limit an attacker’s possibility of breaching.
Implemented in a public cloud environment to segregate workloads and applications in a network.
Virtualized Security Architecture
The main goal of the virtualized system is to ensure that the applications can be deployed anywhere and the resources can be made available to anyone in the network. So, an operator can handle the centralized host machine to make decisions over the workload and applications dynamically. This is such a huge contrast in comparison to the traditional hardware systems.
With this difference, we can confirm that the security provided would be different from the hardware-based security. Hardware-based security is static and is employed on firewalls, routers, and switches. Virtualized security has the advantage of being dynamic and flexible. It is implemented as an application on a hypervisor or as a service on a virtual machine. It is mostly cloud-based and can be deployed to any parts of the network. It can also perform the functionalities of hardware components like a firewall and implement it through software.
So, in a snapshot, virtual security has the capability to:
Virtualized security provides a variety of features that benefit us the most. So what are those features?
Virtualized security, for all its benefits, is not free from its own dose of the bad side. There are a few advantages in the security provided by hardware that cannot be compensated by the advancements of virtual security.
To learn more about the risks in detail, check this out!
No matter the security that is implemented in both physical and virtualized IT environment, the chance for these defense systems to fail are still high. So, invest in the best security tools in the market to keep your resources safe!
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