Licensing affects all operating systems and applications. With VirtualBox, this OSE (open source edition) can be freely distributed and used on any computer. However, with Microsoft the end user license agreement (EULA) is affected by how and where the operating system is installed.
Is your Microsoft SQL Server truly secure? With SQL Analysis services, individual roles should be defined for each user who has access to the database. These roles define what the individual user can and cannot do. Roles are bound to the individual users and should be taken into consideration.
Can you add extra security by renaming the administrator account? This controversial topic will continue as operating systems evolve. Adding this extra step in security policies may not be a bad idea for key computers in an organization. IT personnel need these extra precautions to harden nodes.
With VirtualBox, your server farm can be expanded at just over half of the cost of a new server. Virtualization not only saves money with hardware, but also saves on energy cost and allows for the easy expansion of your resource needs.
Creating a VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) can help to increase security on your network. Many Network Administrators create VLANs to hold down broadcast traffic and ignore their Wireless network. Creating VLANs for your wireless helps broadcast traffic and increases security.