Security, Compliance and Audit for VMware vSphere Environments

VMware released the vSphere 5 Security Hardening Guide on June 1, 2012.  The guide provides customers with an exhaustive list of security guidelines and best practices, plus a set of scriptlets to help automate the application of the guidelines.  The guide is in Excel format and provides details on vulnerabilities, controls, assessment procedures, and remediation steps to harden VMware vSphere (including ESXi, vCenter, vNetworks, and VM’s). The guide is available for download here.  While customers with regulatory requirements (HIPAA, SOX, PCI, FISMA, etc.) will benefit most from this guide, … [Read more...]