VMware is making a case that network virtualization can improve security in the enterprise.
VMware, one of the biggest proponents of virtualizing the entire data center, says CIOs concerned about protecting their IT infrastructures from attackers should look at virtual networking, which has been around a while but isn't as popular as server virtualization.
"The security industry is messy and complicated, and we spend the bulk of our dollars on products that don't really solve the problem. It simply isn't working," said Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, in a keynote speech at the VMworld conference in San Francisco.
For VMware, virtualization supplies the missing piece of the security puzzle, because it could provide a common base for defining all the security requirements for applications, people and data, Gelsinger said.
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