CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q377

An advantage of virtualizing servers, databases, and office applications is:

A. Centralized management.
B. Providing greater resources to users.
C. Stronger access control.
D. Decentralized management.

Correct Answer: A
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Explanation:
Virtualization consists of allowing one set of hardware to host multiple virtual Machines and in the case of software and applications; one host is all that is required. This makes centralized management a better prospect.

Incorrect Answers:
B: Virtualization does not necessarily mean providing greater resources to users, rather it makes it possible for the company to use fewer resources and spread it over more users.
C: Stronger access control is one aspect of the centralized management dilemma as virtualization may result in privilege escalation.
D: Decentralized management is the exact opposite of what virtualization accomplishes.

References:
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 19