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Pros
"This solution can protect Layer 3, Layer 4 and Layer 7 attacks of applications for us.""It allows me to see all the traffic on my network.""I find the interface easy to use."

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"Any administrator with basic networking knowledge, in a couple of days, can be in full control of their networking without going through a networking engineer.""The microsegmentation is a good feature. You can segment details, products, or hardware information.""The initial setup was straightforward. You just have to click it and follow the manuals.""NSX can reduce costs and has good service. It is easy for you and your users to use.""The microsegmentation is great, and the security team thinks it is great.""The solution is robust as it covers everything we want to do and is stable, so we're happy enough with it. We have had no problems so far. Everything is great.""We are happy with the scalability.""The organization of it is logical, useful, and intuitive."

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Cons
"I find that there have been issues in the past year with the solution hanging. It freezes often.""I would like to see analytics, big data.""The solution can be a little more user-friendly and it can be more affordable."

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"It takes time to do the initial setup. It is a bit slow, which is surprising.""The first time setting it up was difficult.""The next release of NSX should try to make Kubernetes and container integration a little easier than it is now. It's quite a complicated process.""The scalability is not perfect.""I would rate this product an eight because it's a good product but it needs more work. They should fix some of the bugs.""The solution is quite complex. You need to keep your thinking cap on and know what you are doing: Go to the training and listen to the solution architects when they come in because they have a lot of knowledge.""It was stable for one year, there was no impact. In the last two months, we had two big incidents.""We've have had good and bad experiences with them. We don't always find them to be so impactful. Sometimes the support guy isn't so on top of resolving the issue and it can take a while to sort out."

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"We haven't had to hire a dedicated network engineer because NSX handles 90 percent of it. The reduced overhead in terms of managing networks has been the biggest plus.""We have saved man-hours and decreased our security exposure.""We can't go without NSX, so it's invaluable from this perspective.""The solution is very expensive.""The licensing fees are expensive and we pay on a yearly basis."

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Also Known As
Fortinet DDoS, FortiDDosVMware Nicira
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Overview

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 DataCity 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
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government11%
Media Company7%
REVIEWERS
Retailer27%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider29%
K 12 Educational Company Or School4%
Retailer4%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise60%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise69%
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Fortinet FortiDDoS is ranked 11th in DDoS with 3 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Network Virtualization with 23 reviews. Fortinet FortiDDoS is rated 8.4, while VMware NSX is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiDDoS writes "The security is good but it should be more user-friendly and more affordable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "Enables us to identify problems before they manifest, but they should develop more advanced features". Fortinet FortiDDoS is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Trend Micro Deep Security, Radware DefensePro, Fortinet FortiWeb and Cisco Tetration, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Nutanix Flow, Cisco Tetration, Cisco SD-WAN and Guardicore Centra.

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