Securing virtualised IT

Enterprise Securing a virtual IT environment can pose challenges to enterprises that may not have full visibility of the data within their infrastructure. Take virtual machines, or VMs, for example. Traffic between VMs residing on the same hypervisor is difficult to monitor because inter-VM traffic is switched locally on a virtual switch, says Dave Palmer, director of technology at Darktrace. Palmer added that while companies can see the information running in and out of the server, the traffic inside is invisible, thus creating blind spots that can cause operational challenges – particularly in high frequency or tightly regulated environments. “Many organisations today require overall visibility of all their data, including the packets passing between VMs, to strengthen their ability to pinpoint early indicators of cyber-threat in real time, and reduce…

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