With businesses always looking for ways to decrease costs, improve efficiencies and availability of IT resources, there has been a rapid adoption of virtualization technologies. This adoption of virtualization raises the question, will security be harder or easier now? According to a report conducted by Applied Research, some 2,100 of the top IT and security managers in 27 countries were surveyed about their opinions regarding this question. The results reflected a definite lack of consensus. The report showed that one-third of the group think virtualization and cloud computing make security "harder," while one-third said it was "more or less the same," and the remainder said it was "easier." Read more to learn the advantages of virtualization and the potential security challenges that come with it.