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"The solution already has security profiles and it can protect from DDoS attacks and other kinds of attacks.""The solution is very user-friendly and very easy to use."

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"The most valuable features for us at this early stage are the interface and the integration with existing VMware solutions.""The most valuable features are stability and low cost.""The most valuable features are security and dynamic routing.""Overall, for me, it's a good solution and has been working well.""This is the most scalable product of its type.""This is a good firewall and overall it is rich in features.""The most valuable features are ease of use and user interface.""From a security standpoint, the customer was able to better secure critical workloads while routing L2/L3 worked normally, giving them more confidence that they would be ready for any potential security incident mitigation or outage (DR)."

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"The web interface could be much better.""There aren't really any aspects of the solution we are unhappy with. It's been a positive experience overall."

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"Occasionally the licensing is not very clear. They should make it easier to understand.""It could be cheaper!""They need to enhance their technical support.""We have done three installations and we have not had any critical issues. The time it took for the installation was approximately two days. However, they should provide better documentation.""VMware NSX only supports some platforms like KVM.""The training costs a minimum of $3,000, which is expensive and should be reduced.""Their licensing model should make it easier to purchase licenses.""One drawback is this solution requires a lot of other products in the VMware ecosystem to have a full end-to-end operation orchestration monitoring. You have to buy a lot of add-ons to fully utilize the functionality."

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"I was not involved in the purchase of the solution but I hear it is on the expensive side.""The price of this product is too high.""We are using a perpetual license to use the solution and we have support.""There is a license required for this solution and there is also a support license available. The price of the solution could be better.""This solution requires a licence.""The price is based on the virtual desktop infrastructure(VDI) side and also is dependant on the size of the environment. The price is expensive and it could attract more purchasers in smaller organisations if it was reduced.""VMware NSX is expensive and everything is licensed. We have to pay for each individual feature.""You can scale NSX if you have the resources, but it's usually expensive and complex to scale up."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is very user-friendly and very easy to use.
Top Answer: The cost of the solution is quite reasonable. It's not overly expensive.
Top Answer: There aren't really any aspects of the solution we are unhappy with. It's been a positive experience overall. I can't recall any features that are lacking.
Top Answer: There are some very major differences between both the Products and to name a few. -Cisco ACI have physical network gear (9K Switches) where the Code runs in ACI Policy Mode & the UCS server where… more »
Top Answer: Once you know your way around the Cisco ecosystem, using Cisco ACI is not so difficult. It is a global product, so when you change one interface, changes are automatically reflected on every switch… more »
Top Answer: Overall, for me, it's a good solution and has been working well.
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Also Known As
Fortinet DDoS, FortiDDos
VMware Nicira
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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are ever-evolving and use a variety of technologies. To successfully combat these attacks, you need a dynamic, multi-layered security solution. FortiDDoS protects from both known and zero day attacks with very low latency. It’s easy to deploy and manage, and includes comprehensive reporting and analysis tools.

VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). By bringing the operational model of a virtual machine to your data center network, you can transform the economics of network and security operations. NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to VMs with a policy-driven approach.
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Sample Customers
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
City of Avondale, Lumeta, Kroll Ontrack, Heartland Payment Systems, Baystate Heallth, Exostar, Tribune Media, iGATE, NTT Communications, Synergent, California Natural Resources Agency, Bloomington Public Schools, Columbia Sportswear, Join Experience S.A, Schuberg Philis
Top Industries
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider27%
Financial Services Firm5%
Financial Services Firm24%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
Small Business57%
Large Enterprise43%
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise56%
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise67%
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Fortinet FortiDDoS is ranked 16th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 2 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Network Virtualization with 24 reviews. Fortinet FortiDDoS is rated 7.0, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiDDoS writes "Stable, with good security but has very bad technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "A flexible option for managing security, but setup is complex and documentation is lacking". Fortinet FortiDDoS is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Fortinet FortiWeb, Radware DefensePro, Trend Micro Deep Security and Azure DDoS Protection, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow and Guardicore Centra.

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