Virtualizing servers and desktops can bring enormous business benefits, but are virtual machines more secure than physical machines? The answer is no. While there may be a handful of attack vectors to which VMs are less prone - ransomeware threats to virtual servers, for example - VMs are just as vulnerable to most forms of malware, including malicious email attachments, drive-by-downloads, botnet Trojans, networks worms and even targeted 'spearphishing' attacks.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about the risks of virtualization and three approaches to maintaining an efficient yet well-protected virtual environment:
- The agent-based option
- The agentless option
- The light agent option