Cloud and Virtualization

Compliance for Virtualized Environments

Virtual environments create extraordinary operating efficiencies and are budget friendly due to reduced infrastructure costs and security compared to more traditional, physical, environments yet need to be just as secure as traditional architectures. According to a Gartner report published in 2010, “Through 2012, 60% of virtualized servers will be less secure than the physical servers they replace.”

However, assessing virtualized environments for compliance requires special skills as there are new complexities and unique nuances introduced with virtualized architectures, including multi-tenancy, mixed-mode, controls management and overlapping industry requirements to name a few.

Get a compliance assessment from the only, independent, IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) organization with the depth and breadth of experience in cloud computing and virtualization compliance to achieve your business goals.

Industry-Specific Compliance for Virtualization Architecture

Coalfire conducted over 1,000 assessments of virtualization architecture in 2011, for clients in various industries. Our cross-industry experience in private, community and public deployments that must meet industry-specific compliance standards include (but are not limited to):

  • PCI - PCI DSS -  Assess hosting company environments that are dealing with multi-tenant issues
  • FISMA - NIST 800-53 - FedRAMP - Assist clients in assessing and meeting FISMA requirements to attract Government agency business moving to the cloud as part of FedRAMP
  • Healthcare - HIPAA/HITECH - Bringing multi-location medical centers and healthcare organizations into compliance

Virtualization Compliance Provider

Coalfire has a team of certified experts in VMware, Microsoft and XenServer standards and experience across many platforms.

We understand the subtle nuances that your industry, architecture and deployment make each environment unique. Thus, we are well versed in the associated products and how best to implement compliant environments and mitigate risks and vulnerabilities.

How Can We Help You with Virtualization and Cloud Compliance?

Please fill out the form to let us know your virtualization and cloud compliance concerns. We’ll reply to setup a time to have a discussion.


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