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In this free lesson, you’ll learn basic virtualization technology concepts and how they’re applied to the real world.
Research shows that cyberattacks could cost up to $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. As these attacks increase in frequency, organizations of all sizes will be forced to follow suit and increase their cybersecurity efforts, including virtualization technology.
Types of virtualization
There are 4 different types of virtualization technologies — get acquainted with each.
Benefits and Containers
Connect the dots to understand basic virtualization concepts as a whole — their components, architecture, and the overall picture.
Understand what a Hypervisor is, the different types, and how they relate to how virtualization works.
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Virtualization is an important concept and security tool for both security professionals and the organizations they serve. At its most basic level, virtualization is a process that creates a virtual environment that allows a user to run multiple operating systems on a computer simultaneously. In other words, it is the creation of a virtual (vs. physical) resource like an operating system, server, or network resource.
Security professionals utilize virtualization to perform security research, engineer security solutions, or conduct digital forensics. Organizations utilize virtualization to test and deploy new technologies, to execute untested code in a sandboxed environment, to maximize server resources, as well as to redirect hackers into virtual (vs. physical) network resources so they can study and sandbox their enemy.
Creating a virtual machine is beneficial for people who are looking to build an environment they can work on without affecting the host operating system. This will allow people to download and install malware to study what it does and how it works — without worrying about how it will affect the host.
A virtualization server is a server that is dedicated to running a bunch of different virtual machines. When you partition one physical server into several virtual machines, you can deploy, operate and manage multiple operating system instances at once on that single physical server. Fewer physical servers mean less money spent on those servers.
Virtualized security, or security virtualization, refers to security solutions that are software-based and designed to work within a virtualized IT environment. This differs from traditional, hardware-based network security, which is static and runs on devices such as traditional firewalls, routers, and switches.
A phishing attack is when someone posing as a reputable source sends you an email attempting to gain private information about you or your organization.
A virtual machine is an operating system like Windows, Linux, or macOS that runs inside of another physical computer. An example would be if you have a Windows computer with a Linux operating system running as a program.
Yes, Learn Virtualization Technology is entirely free, just like the rest of our tutorials.
If you’re interested in how to learn virtualization technology, this free tutorial and lab is a great place to start your education.