Start Trend client server security agent not updating

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– Every time a VM is created, another OS is added that needs to be protected, patched, upgraded and maintained.

– Hypervisors can allow VMs to communicate amongst themselves, and this communication won’t even go onto the physical network.

This ends up acting like a private network for the VMs.

– When file sharing is used, a compromised guest can access the host file system and modify or change the directories that are used for sharing.

– When clipboard sharing and drag and drop are used by the guest and host, or when APIs are used for programming, substantial bugs in these areas can end up compromising the whole infrastructure.

Loss of the data on the VM would be equivalent to breaking into a data center, bypassing the physical security, and stealing a physical server.

– User installed VMs don’t always comply with an organization’s security policy and may not have any security software on them.

This traffic can’t always be seen as it’s carried by the hypervisor, and you can’t secure what you don’t know about!

– VMs are small enough and easy enough to copy to a remote computer or portable storage device.

– VMs can be created by users without the knowledge of the IT organization.

If these VMs are not noticed, they are not going to be protected.

Audit logs can also be lost, which would eliminate any record of changes that you may have made on the server.