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Extending Network Security into Virtualized Infrastructure



Ramaswamy Chandramouli, Larry Feldman, Gregory A. Witte


This bulletin summarizes the information presented in NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-125B, "Secure Virtual Network Configuration for Virtual Machine (VM) Protection." That publication provides an analysis of various virtual network configuration options for protection of VMs and to present recommendations based on the analysis.
ITL Bulletin - June 2016
Report Number
June 2016


overlay network, virtual firewall, virtual machine, virtual network segmentation, VLAN


Chandramouli, R. , Feldman, L. and Witte, G. (2016), Extending Network Security into Virtualized Infrastructure, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created June 3, 2016, Updated February 19, 2017