Ravello Systems today announced details of a new and powerful use case for its nested virtualization technology in the form of the ability to allow customers to perform security sandbox penetration testing and malware testing on public clouds such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud. Given that public clouds such as AWS typically impose limits on the frequency and scheduling of penetration testing because they find it difficult to differentiate between orchestrated penetration testing and legitimate security threats to their infrastructures, Ravello’s nested virtualization technology provides customers with the ability to conduct penetration and malware testing at will. On the AWS platform, for example, Ravello’s nested virtualization platform empowers customers to perform penetration testing by isolating the test from Amazon’s infrastructure as enabled by the conjunction of Ravello’s HVX hypervisor technology and its software defined L2 networking platform. The encapsulation and isolation specific to Ravello’s L2 networking technology means that customers can analyze the results of penetration or malware testing using data from Ravello’s instance, without reference to the underlying AWS or Google Cloud infrastructure. More importantly, customers now have the ability to expeditiously create copies of their on premise infrastructures on AWS and Google Cloud and thereby run security tests at will without compromising the integrity of their deployments. Moreover, Ravello’s nested hypervisor technology allows customers to store blueprints of their security sandbox testing in the cloud for future tests in ways that optimize the operational efficiencies associated with security testing. All in all, the ability to run sandbox security testing in the cloud using Ravello marks a breakthrough use case for Ravello’s innovative technology that stands to disrupt the cybersecurity landscape by rendering it increasingly convenient, affordable, secure and operationally efficient to conduct penetration and malware testing using the public cloud.