SOURCE: Internet Research Group

September 14, 2007 08:00 ET

Internet Research Group Publishes New Report on Virtualization and Security

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2007) - Internet Research Group (IRG) today announced the release of a new infrastructure report -- "Virtualization and Security." This is the third report in IRG's series of research reports on virtualization. Virtualization has already proven to be quite disruptive in the data center with security likely to be one of the next dominoes. This report takes an advanced look at the long term business and industry-wide security issues and the implications for data center managers and security vendors.

"On balance, we think that virtualization will provide the means to make IT more secure and offers many new opportunities for security vendors," noted Peter Christy, co-founder of IRG. "At the same time we think it will take some time to gain confidence in the security of a virtualized data center and to adapt to the challenges and opportunities that virtualization poses. This report takes a close look at the virtualization security landscape as it is today and how it will develop in the future."

The study is available now. A table of contents can be found at The vendors impacted by this report range broadly from the existing security vendors (e.g., McAfee and Symantec) to application providers and platform vendors (e.g., VMware, Microsoft, XenSource, IBM and HP) as well as other infrastructure providers including Cisco and EMC.

About Internet Research Group

The Internet Research Group (IRG) provides market research and market strategy services to product and service vendors. IRG services combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy, each an experienced industry veteran. The overarching mission of IRG is to help clients make faster and better decisions about product strategy, market entry, and market development. Katsaros and Christy recently published a book on high tech business strategy "Getting It Right the First Time" -- Praeger, 2005

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