10. What is NIST SP 800-125, and do you have policy and procedure documents, along with virtualization hardening checklists, that align with this specific NIST publication, along with additional information security policies and procedures?

NIST SP 800-125, Guide to Security for Full Virtualization Technologies, is an excellent document for gaining a strong understanding of the broader subject of virtualization. More specifically, the document outlines detailed steps for effectively provisioning, hardening, securing, and properly “locking down” virtualization platforms. With the use of virtualization growing at an aggressive rate, companies would be wise to read up on NIST SP 800-125 and the in-depth information contained within this excellent document. Topics covered within NIST SP 800-125, Guide to Security for Full Virtualization Technologies, include the following:

  • Introduction to Full Virtualization
  • Virtualization Security Overview
  • Security Recommendations for Virtualization Components
  • Other Highly Helpful Information

Deploying virtualized environments, while offering great efficiencies and superior performance, can be problematic, and it’s why companies need a high-quality guide, along with other useful information security documents. Administrator guides are great, but what’s also needed are specific provisioning and hardening forms, checklists, and other supporting policy documents directly relating to the following – and most well-known – virtualization platforms:

  • Citrix XenServer
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • VMware
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)

Download Virtualization Provisioning and Hardening Checklists

The FLANK21, available for immediate download today from FLANK, includes hundreds of high-quality security policies, procedures, forms, checklists, templates, along with essential provisioning and hardening documents for all types of information systems, including the above listed virtualization platforms. Securing today’s growing virtualized environments requires the use of industry leading provisioning checklists, along with helpful administrator guides, and also complimentary documentation included within NIST SP 800-125, Guide to Security for Full Virtualization Technologies.