How secure is virtualisation? We meet the experts
Every business, from small local companies to global corporations, wants high-performance and low-cost when it comes to its IT operations. So when the use of virtualised environments became substantially cheaper around the mid-point of the last decade, organisations of all nature and size jumped at the chance to unburden their physical servers and build virtualised networks to support the running of their business. When Forrester Research recently surveyed a range of companies on the matter, 85 per cent had adopted, or were planning to adopt virtual systems.
Affordable rolling-contract virtualisation suites assume the roles of expensive hardware devices in the workplace; saving space, maintenance and money, while making operating systems and storage networks simpler and more accessible. With its overall efficiency in both cost and performance so evident, security issues are readily overlooked - shunted to the backburner as businesses are seduced by the financial gain. And this was the primary concern among the band of security experts that spoke at an exclusive round-table event hosted by Kaspersky Lab last week, and ITProPortal was invited to attend.