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Improving Virtualization Security

Created: 23 Aug 2011 • Updated: 03 Jun 2014
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Security is one of the top concerns for business who are considering a virtualization solution. In our recent 2011 Symantec Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey we found that 76% of respondents said that security was a significant concern preventing companies from moving business-critical apps to virtualized servers. 63% also listed security as a major barrier to implementing server virtualization in the workplace. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 was designed with protection of virtual infrastructure in mind. It allows organizations to deploy higher densities of virtual machines without compromising on security.

  • It takes much of the scanning out of each virtual machine, reducing scan overhead by up to 70 percent and disk input/output by as much as 90 percent
  • It prevents AV storms by ensuring that simultaneous scans and updates do not occur
  • It automatically identifies and manages virtual clients making it easy to create specific policies for virtual machines and offline scanning of virtual images allows

To find out more about the software and how it responds to the most recent developments in virus creation and distribution, check out this presentation:

 

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12

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