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vSphere 4.1 Security Hardening Guidelines for vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM) Released

The VMware Center for Policy and Compliance is excited to announce our content release of the vSphere 4.1 Security Hardening Guidelines for vCenter Configuration Manager (VCM).
 
CP&C is a group of folks with alphabet soup behind their names that build content, thought leadership and evangelize our Security & Compliance  strategy all over the planet.
 
Why should you care about this latest release? That’s easy, the content supports ESX 4.1, ESXi 4.1 and vCenter 4.1. That means we can automate the continuous collection of data, compare it to our standards and within minutes provide prescriptive guidance on best practices and  reduce the LONG painful audit cycle.
 
Together VCM and Host Profiles become an important  part of creating a trusted virtual environment.  With VCM and the new CP&C content you can harden your ESX/i hosts based on vSphere standards and use Host Profiles to push these secure settings across your virtual infrastructure.  There is no longer a need to painstakingly pour-over the best practices or reference technical documentation in order to configure the Host Profile reference host(s) to meet these standards.
 
By the way, these standards have been recommended to the PCI Security Council as benchmark for 2.0 content around virtualization. (Stay Tuned!)
 
Yours Truly, George Gerchow – VMware Director of CP&C.
 
vSphere 4.1 Security Hardening Guidelines Compliance Dashboard snapshots:

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