Virtual-machine software maker VMWare announced on Wednesday a way for
security programs to access the company's software and protect virtual
systems in a way not possible today.
The company unveiled the technology, called VMSafe, two days after security researchers disclosed an issue
in VMWare for Windows that could allow an attacker to run malicious
code in a virtual machine and affect the underlying host operating
system. By using VMSafe, security software could detect and block such
attacks, the company said.
Twenty security companies have announced support for the technology and
are expected to build applications to take advantage of the features,