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Hyper-V Security

By : Eric Siron, Andrew Syrewicze
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Hyper-V Security

By: Eric Siron, Andrew Syrewicze

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Hyper-V Security
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Chapter 4. Securing Virtual Machines

Until now, we focused on the host and hypervisor. Virtual machines (VMs) run a complete operating system, usually attached to the network, and are presented to the rest of the world in much the same way as a physical machine would be. With the built-in isolation of the guest from its host, it's impossible for the hypervisor to provide multiple intercessions on behalf of the virtual machine. In this chapter, we will talk about the ways in which virtual machines are—and are not—special in terms of security.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Understanding the security environment of virtual machines

  • Leveraging Generation 2 virtual machines

  • Employing anti-malware on a virtual machine

  • Considering intrusion prevention and detection strategies

  • Using Group Policy with virtual machines

  • Limiting exposure through resource restrictions

  • Applying general best practices