Server Virtualization Security Management and Compliance Policies
The masking of server resources along with the identity, processor and operating system is basically termed as server virtualization security. The administrator of the server basically uses the applications that are based on software that basically divides the physical server into different virtual servers. The most popular usage of server virtualization is to provide web hosting services at technically affordable price. It helps in accommodating innumerable server in one system instead of one server of each system. Since the security is one of the primary concerns with server virtualization, a proper management along with an accurate compliance policy is required. One can opt for options like Firewalls, anti-virus, file integrity options, log and vulnerability options for proper functioning of server without any interruptions.
Server virtualization management includes some significant compliance, which are as follows:-
- Security is important – Similar to other cyber environment, server virtualization also include a proper chain of security that needs to be followed. Since, data breaching has now became a common problem, PCI compliance audits is considered to be a necessary step. By following the strict rules of security by proper audit sessions, achieving compliances may turn out to be slightly more manageable.
- Designing for compliance – Though it is a common practice of forcibly adjusting the environment of a cardholder to the existing IT infrastructure, it is best to be avoided as it increases the management cost. So, you need to design compliance than to adopt the previous existing one in order to balance the security purposes.
- Project manager – Since, maintaining a proper decorum of security requires a lot of effort; it is advisable to assign a reliable project manager for this. While assigning a manager, one should keep in mind that he has a proper knowledge about the PCI DSS and has worked previously with different auditors.
- Don’t trust on technology completely – Though, technology always claims for user’s safety, it is still better if you don’t rely upon them completely. Yes, of course you can opt for firewalls and other anti-virus technologies, but before the audit session, make sure that you also give a personal touch in investigating all the issues related to security.
- Planning – As good planning is always the base root of every success, it is also necessary for you to have a proper planning before the audit session. Examine the technologies, verify their features along with the compliance arena that will help you to manage the virtualized infrastructure.
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