The vast majority of cyber-attacks that affect physical machines can also attack virtual machines (VMs). In fact, virtualization can actually increase your levels of security risk. While virtualization can improve IT agility and efficiency, it also adds more layers of technology. Maintaining full visibility for each layer– and how they interact – can be difficult. And more layers generally means more ‘attack surfaces’, increasing the ways in which cybercriminals can attack your business.
Virtualized Does Not Mean Secure
A single infected VM or file can take your entire data center offline. So don’t let VMs become the weakest link in your corporate security. Virtual servers and VDI, including VMs powered off then brought back online, must all be protected just as efficiently as their physical counterparts. And if every virtualized object in your software-defined data center is to be properly secured, traditional security solutions are a ‘no go’.