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Software Defined Data Centers and Security–What’s in a Name?

by Neil Macdonald  |  January 29, 2013

Last fall, I wrote a research note for Gartner clients titled "The Impact of Software-Defined Data Centers on Information Security" that explored the impact of software defined infrastructure on security...

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Virtual Firewalls or Physical? Wrong Question.

by Neil Macdonald  |  November 5, 2012

I still see people getting bogged down in rather meaningless arguments as to whether or not firewalls will be virtualized. They will (and, in fact, are). The bigger trend is...

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Five Myths and Realities of Virtualization Security

by Neil Macdonald  |  September 6, 2012

I’ve been researching the intersection of virtualization and security since 2007 and find myself continually running into these myths pertaining to virtualization and security: 1) Myth: Physical is better than...

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What we Need is the Equivalent of Apple for Enterprise Data Centers

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 29, 2012

I’ve spent the last three days in Silicon Valley – some of it at VMworld and some of it with a client. With the flight out and back to the...

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Yes, Cloud Offerings Can Have an On-Premises Element

by Neil Macdonald  |  May 25, 2012

One of the common misconceptions that I run into is that a public cloud services provider can’t have an on-premises element to their offering and that having this footprint somehow...

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Getting Ready for Gartner’s 2012 Infrastructure & Operations and Information Security Summits

by Neil Macdonald  |  May 21, 2012

I’ve been absent from my typical blogging routine getting my material finalized for two Gartner upcoming US-based summits in June 2012. The first is Gartner’s Infrastructure and Operations Management Summit...

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Cloud Computing can be More Secure

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 31, 2012

In multiple Gartner surveys, security is cited as the number one inhibitor to the adoption of Cloud-based computing. Many IT professionals have a preconceived notion that cloud computing will be...

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Intrusion Prevention Systems? We Need Intrusion Resilient Systems

by Neil Macdonald  |  February 3, 2012

I’ve blogged before about advanced threats that easily bypass our traditional protection mechanisms and reside undetected for extended periods of time on our systems. On one of the panels I...

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The Market for Dynamic Application Security Testing is Anything but Static

by Neil Macdonald  |  January 4, 2012

We’ve just published a new Magic Quadrant for Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) for Gartner clients. In Gartner research, we use the term DAST to refer to testing solutions and...

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Security Observations from Gartner’s Data Center Summit

by Neil Macdonald  |  December 9, 2011

I’m just back from Gartner’s US 2011 Data Center Summit held this week in Las Vegas. In my previous post, I talked about information security vendor’s concerns on the potential...

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