Platform Challenges: Virtual Environments
How Bouncer Helps You Secure Virtual Environments
Securing Your Virtual Environments
As the person responsible for securing virtual environments from companies such as Citrix and VMware, you have the daunting task of preventing malware-induced productivity and data losses, while simultaneously protecting system performance and increasing the number of virtual desktops per server (“desktop density”).
For both efficacy and performance reasons, traditional antivirus approaches are not optimal solutions for virtual environments. As Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest and the author of “Surviving Cyberwar,” stated, “Traditional antivirus products are imposing a performance tax on virtual desktops (VDI’s) just as they have for decades with physical computers. Traditional antivirus hogs desktop resources by constantly scanning for threats and downloading frequent signature updates. In the virtual desktop world, this erodes overall performance and drives desktop density downward.”
In contrast, enterprises are rapidly adopting CoreTrace Bouncer, the leading application whitelisting and control solution, to secure virtual environments. Compared to traditional antivirus, Bouncer provides significantly improved anti-malware protection at a fraction of the performance impact. The end result is advanced protection and increased VDI density. In lab testing, Bouncer increased total VDI density by at least 50% compared to traditional antivirus — with scanning turned off. When antivirus scanning is turned on, the number increases even more dramatically.
If you would like to learn more how Bouncer secures virtual environments, please watch the short video titled Maximizing Security and Performance of Virtual Environments with CoreTrace Bouncer.” Afterwards, please request a live demonstration by clicking on the sidebar on the right of your browser.
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