Posts Tagged ‘ Reflex ’

Does Virtualization Security Really Matter?

Does Virtualization Security Really Matter?

Whatever happened to virtualization security? Back in the day, everyone was talking about blue pills and red pills, about sideways attacks and DOM-0 threats, about security profiles and isolation policies, about perimeter defense and security embedded in the hypervisor. Then, all of a sudden, the buzz seemed to disappear. It really seems like organizations simply don’t have the time, money, desire, or otherwise to pursue dedicated virtualization security. Indeed, it seems like most of the pure-play virtualization security vendors have folded, been sold, or reworked their strategy. For example: Blue Lane ended up being sold to VMware, reputedly at a bargain price, after failing to get any traction. Third Brigade was rolled up into Trend Micro, and now offers a solution for combined ‘physical, virtual and cloud’ protection. Reflex and Catbird have repositioned to highlight their value in configuration, compliance, and/or systems management (in addition to their security value). Tripwire…

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Virtual Appliances – More Risk than Reward?

I have to say – and I have said it before – I am not a great fan of the ‘virtual appliance’ model for delivering enterprise management software. Specifically, I have ongoing concerns about how these software appliances break compliance, security, and other important management and policy requirements.

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