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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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Is Single Instance Security the Future?

by Neil Macdonald  |  June 6, 2011

I’ve been researching the intersection between virtualization and security for several years. Like security and cloud computing, virtualization and security is also following a maturity curve. The first several years...

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How the Intel Acquisition of McAfee Could Make Sense

by Neil Macdonald  |  September 13, 2010

I was part of the Gartner team that published our First Take on the Intel acquisition of McAfee. Talking with financial analysts, there’s the immediate value of revenue diversification and...

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Key Takeaways from RSA

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 8, 2010

I’m back and recovered from a hectic week at RSA. I had the chance to exchange ideas with a number of attendees and attend a few sessions as well as...

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Virtualization Security Challenges the Status Quo

by Neil Macdonald  |  February 19, 2010

I’ve talked with several vendors over the past week that are considering the virtualization of their security controls for placement into a virtualized environment. There are multiple dimensions of how...

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Doing Things Better With Virtualization

by Neil Macdonald  |  December 22, 2009

As I talked about in this post, virtualization will offer new and interesting ways to improve security. VM state inspection (or “Introspection”) is one of the ways that this will...

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Security Thought for Thursday: The Proxy Purists Were Right

by Neil Macdonald  |  September 16, 2009

A proxy-based model for externalizing and enforcing security policy is the right approach and becoming more, not less, relevant. To be clear, I’m not just talking about network traffic proxies....

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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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Don’t let VMware Become Internet Explorer

by Neil Macdonald  |  June 29, 2009

Piqued your interest? Bear with me. In a previous post, I promised to revisit the issue of “Fast-path” and “Slow-path” in the VMware vSphere platform. With vShpere, VMware has released...

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VMware Launches vSphere (and Security Makes the Keynote)

by Neil Macdonald  |  April 22, 2009

On Tuesday April 22, VMware formally launched the next major release of its virtualization platform. The code has been released to manufacturing and will become generally available during this quarter....

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