EMC to launch security dashboard for virtual compliance

EMC is announcing RSA security tools for virtual environments as part of this week's VMWorld conference

As always, when it comes to the adoption of new technologies, one of the biggest barriers can sometimes be security, especially when you start venturing into virtual worlds. As part of attempt to ease those worries, EMC today is announcing the RSA Solution for Cloud Security and Compliance.

In a nutshell, the company has put together the tools needed to manage - from a single dashboard - the security and compliance settings in a across its virtual infrastructure, much the way it would in a local data center. In a statement, the company said:

The dashboard integrates with a library of more than 100 VMware-specific controls such as administrative authentication, that map to the most current global regulations such as PCI-DSS and HIPAA to ensure best practices for deployment. The solution also integrates with the RSA® enVision security information and event management platform to provide a more comprehensive assessment of security events from across the enterprise.

The company said there are 160 VMWare guidelines that company's must follow but that, as part of the configuration, a thing or two can be overlooked, possibly leaving something out of compliance or, worse yet, exposed.

This tool allows for an at-a-glance view of those guidelines settings so that administrators can identify where something is wrong - even when everything appears to be running normal,