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May 7, 2012  8:51 PM

No additional VMware source code leaked on May 5



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Virtualization security

When an Anonymous hacker leaked a page of VMware’s source code along with other documents from a compromised Chinese company in early April, he threatened that the leak was “just a preview,” and that more documents were coming on May 5. Then, the...

May 3, 2012  7:23 PM

VMware releases slew of security updates, references code leak



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Virtualization security

VMware Inc. issued a security update Thursday afternoon that referenced the recent leak of its...


April 25, 2012  9:55 PM

All eyes on VMware as source code exposed



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Virtualization security

Enterprise IT has its eye on VMware’s next move following its confirmation that ESX server source code was leaked by a hacker this...


April 12, 2012  7:21 PM

VMware SRM 5 encounters potential security conundrum–UPDATED



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Virtualization security, VMware

Update: A draft of Version 5 of the VMware Security Hardening Guide has been posted, which no longer recommends turning off the VIX API. Conundrum resolved.


June 20, 2011  6:58 PM

PCI virtualization guidelines answer old questions, ask new ones



Posted by: AlyssaWood
PCI DSS, Virtualization security

PCI DSS 2.0 clarified that credit-card-handling organizations could, in fact, use server virtualization. But the question still remained: How, exactly? A new information supplement from the...


February 21, 2011  6:37 PM

Antivirus for virtualization: Coming out of the Dark Ages?



Posted by: KeithKessinger
Virtualization security

Even though server virtualization continues to evolve, it seems like antivirus software for virtual infrastructures is stuck in the past. Traditionally, to protect against malware and viruses, antivirus agents must be placed in each virtual machine (VM). It's no secret that this model is plagued...


February 4, 2011  3:15 PM

NIST issues virtualization security guidelines



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Virtualization security

Sure, server virtualization has been around for a while and is very popular in IT. But you know a technology has really hit the big time when it gets its own national standards. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) this week...


December 6, 2010  6:25 PM

Juniper acquires Altor for virtualization security



Posted by: Colin Steele
Altor, Colin Steele, Juniper, Virtualization security

Juniper Networks acquired Altor Networks, a popular virtualization security vendor, for $95 million today. Altor makes Virtual Firewall, which took the bronze medal in the...


November 24, 2010  2:24 PM

Data security worries rise as virtualization spreads



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Virtualization security

Yesterday I caught a brief but an interesting exchange between two of the people I follow on Twitter. "All my storage conversations used to push to virtualization. Now all my virt / cloud conversations push to backup or security," said Ed...

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October 28, 2010  3:49 PM

PCI DSS 2.0 standard released, but detailed virtualization guidance still unavailable



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
virtual machine security, Virtualization security

This morning the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council, which creates standards with which anyone handling credit card data must comply, released the second version of its Data Security Standard (PCI DSS 2.0). One of the most important aspects of this new standard for...


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