Virtualization doubles the cost of security breach
When a security incident involves virtual machines in either a public or private cloud environment, the recovery costs double compared to that of a traditional environment, according to a new report from Kaspersky Lab.
In a survey of 5,500 companies that the company conducted with B2B International, enterprises paid an average of $800,000 to cover from a security breach involving virtualization, compared to $400,000 in traditional environments.
Small and midsized businesses, meanwhile, saw costs rise from an average of $26,000 to $60,000 with virtualization.
There were three main reasons for this cost difference, according to Andrey Pozhogin, senior product marketing manager at Kaspersky Lab.