To overcome security challenges in virtualized environment, it is better to take a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to impending threats and oversights. Businesses can start with hypervisor security, by applying security fundamentals that businesses have already embedded in the traditional infrastructure into hypervisor layer. These actions allow to establish a solid security foundation. But alone, they are unable to address all the dynamic changes that make virtual servers less secure than physical servers. Businesses should shore up their virtual infrastructure by also implementing capabilities that are virtualization specific.
Virtualization-aware automation offers breakthrough capabilities to manage risks associated with hypervisor security. Applied in conjunction with security fundamentals, it can safeguard the virtual environment while supporting fast-paced demands of businesses.