Security of Virtualized Applications: Microsoft App-V and VMware ThinApp

M. Hoppe, Patrick Seeling

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Virtualization has gained great popularity in recent years with application<br>virtualization being the latest trend. Application virtualization<br>offers several benefits for application management, especially for<br>larger and dynamic deployment scenarios. In this paper, we initially<br>introduce the common application virtualization principles before<br>we evaluate the security of Microsoft App-V and VMware ThinApp application<br>virtualization environments with respect to external security threats.<br>We compare different user account privileges and levels of sandboxing<br>for virtualized applications. Furtherwmore, we identify the major<br>security risks as well as trade-offs with ease of use that result<br>from the virtualization of applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. of the Int. Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences and Engineering (CISSE)
StatePublished - Dec 2009


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