To my surprise, a conversation that I had with Ellen Messmer, of Network World, evolved into an article entitled the 6 burning questions about network security. We talked for a good 30 minutes on virtualization, where it’s at, and where it’s going. From the article:
Some security vendors are convinced that the main VM software developers are in such a rush to get their products out to grab market share that as Andrew Hay, product program manager at Q1 Labs, puts it, “security is an afterthought.”
Hay notes there’s no Netflow-enabled virtual switch to help with activity monitoring. “You’re creating a separate network that happens to reside on a box,” Hay says. “But no one pushes for flow analysis in the virtualized world.”
Should all this stop IT managers from going virtual? The bottom line, according to Hay: “It would be best to research your options before going full tilt.”
You can check out the full article here.