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Chapter 13: Protection in Untrusted Envi... > Solutions Fast Track - Pg. 325

ProtectioninUntrustedEnvironments·Chapter13 325 Summary Security has high hopes for virtualization as it gives researchers an unprecedented view into the behavior of unknown software applications. Virtual machines have been used for quite some time among top anti-malware companies. A recent surge of reported vulnerabilities and the emergence of commercial anti-VM libraries have pushed for these companies to change their posture and begin adapting to a world where virtualization is a highly valuable tool but is also an untrusted environment. In the enterprise virtualization is improving security procedures by allowing purpose-built appliances to be built and deployed in untrusted environments. It redefines how enterprises think about their software risk exposure and how to best manage their business critical software assets. Separation between critical and risky has been long a conundrum of personal computing. The disposable nature of virtual machine images is about to change where and how we use software applications. Solutions Fast Track