VMware NSX Review

Scalable, easy installation, and has micro-segmentation


What is our primary use case?

The solution is a software-defined firewall. You can set the policies and filter the incoming traffic from our site to our network. Any hostile request coming from an external network will get blocked. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable and unique feature of the solution is Micro-segmentation achieving better security, through enabling security architects to divide data centre into different segments. One being the VMS withing the on-premises, the other one on the Cloud.

What needs improvement?

There could be an improvement in regards to security. This solution cannot migrate all assets smoothly and continuously, for example, the host

Sometimes the physical hosts are not able to be converted into virtual ones, which needs to be fixed. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution since 2012.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have many users in our organization. There are approximately 50 administration and more than 300 users using this solution.

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

We also use NSX-T alongside this solution. NSX started with micro-segmentation and the other option is based on a different architecture with some differences.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward, it took a couple of hours.

What about the implementation team?

The deployment happened base on the deployment topology that is defined by the security architect. I did the deployment by myself. 

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

This solution requires a licence. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have used other firewalls in the past. 

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution and I am going to continue using it in the future.

I rate VMware NSX a nine out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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