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Gartner: VMware's Determina could improve security

CW reporting:

Gartner identified two technologies from Determina that could boost VMware's built-in security.

The first, the Determina Memory Firewall, is designed to protect an operating system and applications against unauthorised memory and program control-flow manipulation. It will protect against attacks such as heap and stack overflows, buffer overflows, and similar techniques used by hackers.

The second feature is on-the-fly patching, which is the foundation of the Determina Liveshield product.

"We believe VMware will use both capabilities of Determina," said Gartner vice-president Neil Macdonald.

"By potentially integrating Memory Firewall into VMware ESX hypervisor, the hypervisor itself can provide an additional level of protection against intrusions."

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