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Virtualisation doubles the cost of security breach

Maria Korolov | Aug. 25, 2015
When a security incident involves virtual machines, the recovery costs double compared to that of a traditional environment

Since companies are not as prepared to recover from an incident that involves virtualization, these incidents also result in a doubling of costs related to lost business, damage to company reputations, damage to credit ratings, and increased insurance premiums.

To address these problems, he said, companies need to recognize that virtualization can require different security solutions than traditional environments, and should be thinking about security and disaster recovery from the very start of the virtualization process.

"You need to think about this stuff up front," he said. "You will shorten response time, and not lose access to critical data."

 

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