If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Sophos Virtualization Security, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would rate Sophos Virtualization security with an eight on a scale of ten.
I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
My advice to anybody who is implementing this solution is to take care when choosing the deployment model. They have to know which restrictive access servers and which published servers are needed to get the most security and the most performance. The biggest lesson that I have learned from working with this solution is that all of the virtualization platforms are equal. It is just a change in the name. When running optimally, they are all the same, but the configuration may be different. There is now a firewall inside the virtual platform, which is something that didn't exist before. We have to enable each security tool to access it offline and make sure that it is working. This is the most important area to ensure that the solution works smoothly. They have to read the documentation very well and find which areas they have to give access to. The need to let the SVM do its job without any interruption from the security of the platform. It is important to remember that security is different between platforms, whether it is VMware, Hyper-V, or otherwise. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.