2010-11 Virtualization Security Benchmark

  • ID: 1773938
  • September 2010
  • Region: North America
  • 16 Pages
  • Nemertes Research
1 of 3

Virtualization security has lagged behind overall adoption of virtualization, creating the possibility for security breaches in company data centers. Even though most companies have not conducted a formal assessment of the risk introduced by virtualization, they rate their security very highly.

The publisher recommends a more careful examination of virtualization security, expecting that virtualization technology will disrupt security models as much as it has disrupted operational practices, computing, networking and storage.

Top Trends:

- VirtSec adoption lagging. As virtualization adoption continues apace, virtualization security is lagging. Security solutions designed specifically to support, secure or be aware of virtualized infrastructure, are in use in just 3.8% of companies with virtualized systems. More than 80% of companies have no plans to adopt virtualization-specific security.

- VirtSec complacency rules. Companies self-rate the compliance and security of their virtual systems as mostly excellent or good. This despite the fact that they have not formally assessed their virtualization security and are not using any VirtSec tools. “See no evil” is the prevailing attitude.

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
2 of 3

- virtualization

- security

- virtsec

- vlan

- data center

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
3 of 3
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown


  • Quick Help: The report will be shipped to you in CD ROM format.

  • Quick Help: A printed copy of the report will be shipped to you. The report has a hardback cover.

  • Quick Help: The report will be emailed to you. The report is sent in PDF format. This is a single user license, allowing one specific user access to the product.


If you have a more general question about our products please try our



Our Clients

  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Hoerbiger Holding AG
  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • NCR Corporation
  • 3M Company