Virtual Security: Pros Worried, but Not Doing Much About It - Slide 5

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Vendors Cited as a Security Risk

Though lack of budget was the most-cited (51 percent) reason keeping IT from adequately securing the virtual infrastructure, lack of staff expertise (48.1 percent) and vendors' licensing and support models (40.2 percent)followed closely behind (Multiple answers were allowed.)

In the rush to virtualization, security seems to be an afterthought, according to a survey of 302 IT professionals by security vendor Prism Microsystems. Though these pros seem aware of the dangers that come with virtualization, many are using get-by strategies and failing to heed best practices. Those practices could prove to be costly in the end – especially if there’s a data breach. That’s why, with money so tight, Prism Microsystems’ Steve Lafferty, VP of marketing, advocates for a “single point of control to seamlessly monitor the entire IT infrastructure, from the physical to the virtual.”

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

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