Virtualisation Security

In simple terms, virtualisation software allows you to run multiple operating systems on a single machine at the same time. Virtualisation technology is gaining popularity due to the benefits it offers. These include, reduced costs, increased operational efficiency and flexibility. However, this technology introduces a virtualisation layer that itself becomes a potential avenue of attack for the virtual services being hosted. Because a single host system can house multiple virtual machines, the security of that host becomes critical in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your systems and data.

In our experience this immature technology is often poorly understood, and rarely implemented correctly in enterprise environments without jeopardising the organisations security posture. As a result, there are a number of security considerations which differ from the physical world. These include but not limited to:

  • network architecture
  • zones of trust, network segmentation, and access control
  • virtual switches and networking
  • virtual appliances
  • mobile servers
  • patch application and management
  • intrusion detection and prevention
  • definition of roles and responsibilities
  • storage

Our services are used by many major names in the Banking and Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Retail, Service Provider sectors as well as Resources, Utilities and Telecommunications. In the public arena we conduct business with Local, State and Federal governments.

To discuss how our specialist security services can help your organisation with virtualisation please contact us on 1300 922 923 or complete the enquiry form by pressing the button below.

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