Welcome to Network Security in Virtualized Data Centers For Dummies. Virtualization is one of the hottest trends of the past decade and a key enabling technology in the transition towards cloud computing. However, virtualization also introduces new security challenges at the hypervisor and virtual machine level. In order for organizations to realize the benefits of virtualization, they must adapt their security architectures to address these challenges, and the new application and threat landscape.
In this book, you will understand how virtualization delivers operational benefits, the security challenges introduced by the virtualization infrastructure, and how applications and threats have evolved. You will also learn why traditional security controls are not effective in the data center, and how next-generation firewalls safely enable applications by user, application and content.
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