Virtualization Security

What Does Virtualization Security Mean?

Virtualization security is the collective measures, procedures and processes that ensure the protection of a virtualization infrastructure / environment.

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It addresses the security issues faced by the components of a virtualization environment and methods through which it can be mitigated or prevented.

Techopedia Explains Virtualization Security

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

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