Modern server virtualization has been relaunched in early ´80 for lowering maintenance costs due to server sprawl, including hardware and software purchase, power, IT management staff time, etc. But quite immediately customers and virtualization vendors themselves revaluated virtualization for a lot more purposes.
Security is one of the biggest fields where virtualization can serve, isolating unstable or compromised applications, providing fast disaster recovery solutions, offering powerful forensic analysis capabilities, creating cheap intrusion detection tools.
Below we´ll explore all of these applications, also looking at how the virtualization evolution will help security even more in a near future. The first and easiest application of virtualization for security purposes is application isolation.Read Full Story