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Virtualization security is the collective measures, procedures and processes that ensure the protection of a virtualization infrastructure / environment.
It addresses the security issues faced by the components of a virtualization environment and methods through which it can be mitigated or prevented.
Virtualization security is a broad concept that includes a number of different methods to evaluate, implement, monitor and manage security within a virtualization infrastructure / environment.
Typically, virtualization security may include processes such as:
Implementation of security controls and procedures granularly at each virtual machine.
Securing virtual machines, virtual network and other virtual appliance with attacks and vulnerabilities surfaced from the underlying physical device.
Ensuring control and authority over each virtual machine.
Creation and implementation of security policy across the infrastructure / environment