Virtualization and Hardware-Based Security

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Hypervisor-based virtualization technologies are frequently mentioned in regard to both their security-related strengths and their weaknesses. We examine emerging hardware and software virtualization technologies in the context of modern computing environments and requirements, keeping in mind the history of these technologies in order to fully appreciate them as we also outline future directions in this space.

By: Ronald Perez; Leendert van Doorn; Reiner Sailer

Published in: IEEE Security & Privacy, volume 6, (no 5 ), pages 24-31 in 2008


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