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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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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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It’s Time for Security to Ascend

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 24, 2011

As I research into the future of adaptive security infrastructure, I am convinced that the future of information security lies in software, not hardware. If you think about it for...

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Securing the Cloud

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 9, 2011

The cloud isn’t one thing, so securing the Cloud won’t be one thing either. The industry has settled on a layered framework for understanding, comparing and selecting cloud-based services. Gartner’s...

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Intelligent Hybrid Security is the Future

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 12, 2010

I blog quite a bit about virtualization and security. To address the security issues with datacenter virtualization, a large number of smaller, point solution vendors of virtualized security controls have...

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Moore’s Law Enables Virtualized Security

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 28, 2009

As security controls are virtualized (e.g. firewalls, IPS, web application firewalls and so on), one of the more significant concerns is performance and throughput. I remember a demonstration about a...

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Security Shouldn’t Have to be Rationed

by Neil Macdonald  |  April 28, 2009

In my daily conversations with clients on virtualization security, one of the issues that we frequently discuss is whether or not they need virtualized security controls like firewalls and intrusion...

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Virtual Appliances are Real

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 9, 2009

In previous posts, I discussed how security controls need to be virtualized to support the next-generation highly virtualized data center. I have also talked about how most of these virtualized...

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