Virtualisation Security Challenges

Hey after the stats in the last blog, I thought you guys might also been interested in these which were sent to me from Omarketing. Last month Emedia conducted a research into virtual systems and found that 50% of IT professionals are already using this new technology, or planning to do so within the next two years.

Last month Emedia conducted a research into virtual systems and found that 50% of IT professionals are already using this new technology, or planning to do so within the next two years.

The survey also showed that over half (52%) of respondents pointed out the following main security challenges to IT professionals adopting virtualisation technologies

-consideration for patching and update (32%),

-guest-to-guest attacks (27%),

-the addition of new host software (22%).

Many of the respondents also believed that they could overcome these threats by taking the following safety measures

- staff training/improving understanding (51%),

- patching/updating/hardening servers (38%),

- using firewalls (30%),

- separating networks/subnetting/routing (25%).

The most important criteria respondents look for when purchasing these systems are:

-server/physical space consolidation (64%),

-disaster recovery (54%),

-reduced cost of ownership (49%),

-speed performance (48%)

-and finally ease of use (43%).

For more information on this survey check out the emedia website Emedia.co.uk