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Virtualization's secret security threats
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 13 March 2008 12:02
 Virtualization can be both a blessing and a curse, serving up improved security while at the same time hiding dangers

By Galen Gruman
March 13, 2008

Almost any IT department worth its salt is deploying virtualization technology today to reduce power usage, make server and OS deployments more flexible, and better use storage and systems resources. But as virtualization technology gains in popularity, it may bring with it new risks, said Don Simard, the commercial solutions director at the U.S. National Security Agency, the electronic intelligence and cryptographic agency once so secret its very existence was a secret. At the same time, virtualization technology may bring new protections, he noted.

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