Virtualization security is the collective measures, procedures and processes that ensure the protection of a virtualization infrastructure / environment.
It addresses the security issues faced by the components of a virtualization environment and methods through which it can be mitigated or prevented.
Virtualization security is a broad concept that includes a number of different methods to evaluate, implement, monitor and manage security within a virtualization infrastructure / environment.
Typically, virtualization security may include processes such as:
- Implementation of security controls and procedures granularly at each virtual machine.
- Securing virtual machines, virtual network and other virtual appliance with attacks and vulnerabilities surfaced from the underlying physical device.
- Ensuring control and authority over each virtual machine.
- Creation and implementation of security policy across the infrastructure / environment