An 15 year veteran of VMware virtualization shares the best info about VMware technologies and the virtualization industry.
Monday, May 10, 2010
ANOTHER REASON FOR VMSAFE FROM VMWARE
New attack bypasses virtually all AV protection! Researchers say they've devised a way to bypass protections built in to dozens of the most popular desktop anti-virus products, including those offered by McAfee, Trend Micro, AVG, and BitDefender (and most all others)! If a product uses SSDT hooks or other kind of kernel mode hooks or similar level to implement security features it is vulnerable!
This is why VMware's VMsafe protection is important...to do the protection before it can get to the guest OS.
I am a Virtualization Architect for Novant Health, with 25 years of IT experience, and for the last 15 years I have had a dedicated focus on our Virtual infrastructure and strategy. I am a VCP2, VCP3, VCP4, and VCP550. Novant Health is a integrated system of 15 medical centers, 1,123 doctors in 343 clinical locations serving 3.5 million people throughout NC, SC, Virginia, and Georgia with 24,400 employees. We have a large and very successful Epic EHR implementation. I have been with Novant Health for 25 years. I was a featured speaker at the first annual NC/SC VMware Summit Event in 2008. I have been a speaker at several VMUG events in Charlotte and Greensboro, NC. I have been invited to blog for Virtualiziation Review and join VMware's Cloud Team. The past two years I have actively participated with a Healthcare Virtualization Community program ran by VMware that connected all VMware Healthcare customers on the east coast via Socialcast and monthly meetings geared towards sharing knowledge and best practice to help each other be more successful for our patients!