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Security in a Virtualized World

By Steve Glissman | Aug 29, 2011 | Blinky Fun, Insights

For our August Lunch & Learn presentation “Security in a Virtualized World,”  TBL’s virtualization expert Harley Stagner was joined by Bryan Miller of Syrinx Technologies.    The speakers each brought their own unique perspectives to the subject matter, as Harley’s job is to help clients  to build virtual infrastructures, and Bryan’s job is to see if he can break into them (with his clients’ permission, of course).

Harley and Bryan discussed the challenges of managing a virtualized infrastructure while maintaining system security.  Focus areas included patching issues and best practices for auditing and hardening your system.  In addition, Harley and Bryan covered  vulnerabilities that are germane to virtualized environments, while also reviewing the newest compliance guidelines.

To conclude, Harley and Bryan provided a live demonstration of vMotion, and explained how it can be infiltrated.  Bryan demonstrated how during a typical vMotion session information could be easily exposed without taking security measures.

A big TBL “Thank You” to all those who attended for sessions in Virginia Beach and Richmond in August.  In September, TBL Networks is participating in two very exciting events.  On Wednesday, September 14, TBL is hosting an exclusive Lunch & Learn in Virginia Beach entitled “Cisco Collaboration Meets Virtualization.”  This presentation will be lead by TBL Networks’ CCIE and Collaboration Practice Lead Engineer Patrick Tredway.  For our Richmond readers, please join us at RichTech’s Annual TechLinks Golf Tournament on Monday, September 12th.   TBL Network is serving as a Reception Sponsor for this event, and we look forward to meeting everyone in the technology field in Central Virginia for a great day of golf and socializing.

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For more information on Bryan Miller and Syrinx Technologies, please to http://www.syrinxtech.com

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