Thursday, June 18, 2009

Virtual appliances boost flexibility, improve security

The latest TechTarget post highlights the innovative use and device sharing possibilities afforded by virtual appliances.

"Security products purchased as virtual appliances give IT greater flexibility in deployment than traditional security hardware devices. The concept of treating network security as a software application has proven to be successful. Organizations can save money by re-purposing expensed servers as security devices, achieve a performance boost by placing network-oriented security on a faster processor and consolidate security functions on fewer servers to save on administration while making the security function a bit greener." ...

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