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Micro virtual machine

Micro virtual machine

(also micro VM, microVM, micro-VM)

Micro virtual machine definition

A micro virtual machine is hardware-isolated virtual machines (VM) that create a secure environment for tasks involving data from untrusted sources. Micro VMs can only access limited OS resources and are unable to interact with other system processes.

Micro virtual machine facts

2012: Bromium, a desktop security firm, develops micro-virtualization technology as part of its vSentry product.

2015: Microsoft partners with Bromium to integrate micro-VM technology in Windows 10 and make the OS “the most secure end-point solution on the market.”

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