VMware NSX Review

Stable, reasonable support, and it is priced well compared to some products


What is our primary use case?

This is a product for network security, and network management. 

We don't use it at the production level. I am conducting a PoC.

We are using this in our testing data center and not in our live data center. This infrastructure contains many security devices from other vendors such as Palo Alto.

We are also using vSAN and vCenter.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are stability and low cost.

What needs improvement?

There are always issues integrating with Cisco.

Switching is always a big problem for us because our switch is not supported.

If the integration was more open, then it would be good.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VMware NSX for three years.

We are using the latest version, and we already want to upgrade it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. We plan to continue using it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are three users in our organization who are using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

VMware technical support is good but we find that the Cisco support is better for us.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This product is better for network security than Cisco ASA and Firepower.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward but still takes time.

It takes longer to deploy than Cisco products. It takes between three and seven days to deploy,

We had a team of five for deployment. Two are from our company and three were from the vendor.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have a license.

It is an expensive product, but cheaper than some competing solutions.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product.

This is a solution that I recommend.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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