VMware fulfills the key security requirements for the virtualization plane of telecommunication networks to reduce risk and limit the attack surface.

The requirements and solutions for protecting the virtualization plane are categorized into three areas:

  • Securing the virtualization fabric and its components

  • Configuring the virtualization fabric to secure the network

  • Establishing trust domains and segregation

The security requirements are based on the NCSC’s findings and the 5G PPP security working group’s white paper. VMware addresses these requirements by implementing settings, controls, and functions to protect virtualized infrastructure, including hypervisors, VMs, virtualized networking, and management functions.