Virtual Machine Introspection: A Security Innovation With New Commercial Applications | Linux.com | The source for Linux information
A few weeks ago, Citrix and Bitdefender launched XenServer 7 and Bitdefender Hypervisor Introspection, which together compose the first commercial application of the Xen Project Hypervisor’s Virtual Machine Introspection (VMI) infrastructure. In this article, we will cover why this technology is revolutionary and how members of the Xen Project Community and open source projects that were early adopters of VMI (most notably LibVMI and DRAKVUF) collaborated to enable this technology.
Evolving Security Challenges in Virtual Environments
Today, malware executes in the same context and with the same privileges as anti-malware software. This is an increasing problem, too. The Walking Dead analogyI introduced in this Linux.com article is again helpful. Let’s see how traditional anti-malware software fits into the picture …