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New Symantec Research: Threats to Virtual Environments

New Symantec Research: Threats to Virtual Environments

Virtualisation offers enterprises a number of attractive benefits, including increased scaling, efficiency, and flexibility. According to Forrester Research, 70 percent of organisations are using server virtualisation or will move to it by the end of 2015.

But is it secure?

Today, Symantec released new research examining the most popular threats against virtual environments and how malware behaves on virtualised systems. A few key findings:

• Attackers have found ways to infect virtual guest machines, and in some rare cases even break out of them;
• Malware used in targeted attacks has been increasingly designed to evade automated detection on virtual machines: On average, 82 percent of threats continue to run on virtual machines, and increasingly use some sophisticated methods to bypass automated detection;
• Virtual networks and dynamically deployed images require adapted security tools.

You can read the full research paper here, and Symantec’s blog on the topic here.

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