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IT Pros Concerned About Virtual Security

But action doesn't seem to follow, according to a recent survey.

 By Sue Poremba | Posted Jun 16, 2010
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Only 28 percent expressed confidence that their virtual environment was as   secure as the rest of their IT architecture. However, 52 percent of respondents   disagreed with the statement that virtual environments are inherently less   secure than their physical counterparts.

In the rush to virtualization, security seems to be an afterthought, according to a survey of 302 IT professionals by security vendor Prism Microsystems. Though these pros seem aware of the dangers that come with virtualization, many are using get-by strategies and failing to heed best practices. Those practices could prove to be costly in the end – especially if there's a data breach. That's why, with money so tight, Prism Microsystems' Steve Lafferty, VP of marketing, advocates for a "single point of control to seamlessly monitor the entire IT infrastructure, from the physical to the virtual.�

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