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Issue No.11 - November (2008 vol.41)
pp: 22-28
Michael Price , Automatic Partners
ABSTRACT
Virtualization trims administrative overhead, eases system management, and combats OS-level security vulnerabilities. However, it also exhibits new characteristics and exposes new vulnerabilities that can be detrimental to securing the system.
INDEX TERMS
virtualization, virtual machines, security, IT system management
CITATION
Michael Price, "The Paradox of Security in Virtual Environments", Computer, vol.41, no. 11, pp. 22-28, November 2008, doi:10.1109/MC.2008.472
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