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Virtualization, Containers and Other Sandboxing Techniques Should be on Your Radar Screen

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 16, 2013

  The idea of “sandboxing” potentially malicious content and applications isn’t new but interest in this type of approach on Windows desktops is growing. Further, the increasing variety of virtualization...

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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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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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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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Security Observations from European Symposium

by Neil Macdonald  |  November 14, 2011

I spent the last week in Barcelona with 4,000+ attendees at the 2011 Gartner European Symposium. It was a new venue for Gartner (we were displaced from Cannes by the...

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US Symposium Summary from a Security Perspective

by Neil Macdonald  |  October 24, 2011

Last week I attended Gartner’s US Symposium conference in Orlando. With 8,000+ attendees (25% of which were CIOs) and at least 1,000 more analysts, vendors and support staff, you can...

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Building Context-Aware Security: VMware Acquires PacketMotion

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 27, 2011

VMware quietly disclosed it has acquired PacketMotion in this recent blog post by Dean Coza of VMware. We identified PacketMotion as a cool vendor in Gartner in this 2009 research...

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