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Securing virtual environments for VMware, Citrix, and Microsofthypervisors

Virtualization changes the playing field when it comes tosecurity. There are new attack vectors, new operational patternsand complexity, and changes in IT architecture and deployment lifecycles. What's more, the technologies, best practices, andstrategies used for securing physical environments do not providesufficient protection for virtual environments. This book includesstep-by-step configurations for the security controls that comewith the three leading hypervisor--VMware vSphere and ESXi,Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008, and Citrix XenServer.

  • Includes strategy for securely implementing network policiesand integrating virtual networks into the existing physicalinfrastructure
  • Discusses vSphere and Hyper-V native virtual switches as wellas the Cisco Nexus 1000v and Open vSwitch switches
  • Offers effective practices for securing virtual machineswithout creating additional operational overhead foradministrators
  • Contains methods for integrating virtualization into existingworkflows and creating new policies and processes for change andconfiguration management so that virtualization can help make thesecritical operations processes more effective

This must-have resource offers tips and tricks for improvingdisaster recovery and business continuity, security-specificscripts, and examples of how Virtual Desktop Infrastructurebenefits security.

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