We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The interface and dashboard are amazing."
"We like the centralized management of the firewalls. Until we installed Guardicore Centra, we managed all our firewalls individually, so making changes was complicated, difficult, and time-consuming."
"The most valuable feature is the visibility of processes and connections."
"The real bonus is the fact that we can secure applications, all the way down to the individual services, on each host. It's actually more granular security than we can get out of a traditional firewall."
"From day one, you get threat intelligence. It will immediately block active threats, which has been useful."
"This tool greatly helps in understanding the footprint of the attacks."
"Its deception features are great, providing a rich telemetry of lured origins, and are a great resource for any active defense strategy."
"The most valuable features are ease of use and user interface."
"I have found VMware NSX to be easy to use."
"The installation is straightforward, it took a couple of hours."
"The most valuable features are security and dynamic routing."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to create, develop, and deploy servers in minutes to hours, rather than days."
"Over the last two years, they've enhanced a lot, especially in regard to integration with OpenStack."
"The most valuable features are the micro-segmentation and integrated security options."
"It's a beneficial tool."
"Sometimes, the speed needs improvement, especially when it comes to the generation of maps, where it can be a bit slow."
"The long-term management of the security policies could be improved with some kind of automation platform, something like Chef or Puppet or Ansible, to help you manage the policies after day-one... to then manage the policies and changes to those policies, going forward, through some type of automation process is not turning out to be really easy."
"The product needs a few features like enhanced user policies and payload-level inspection to improve the offering."
"The maps could go a bit faster. They are useful but slightly slow."
"Needs more customization of honeypots and a vaster catalog of systems able to be mimicked."
"In our version, when using the terminal server, we cannot exclude user tasks for each session."
"NSX could better integrate with open-source products. Of course, it integrates with some, but I know many people are uncomfortable deploying NSX with certain open-source solutions, such as Radar."
"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."
"There are sometimes mismatch in the control, the details and what you actually see on the transport note."
"VMware NSX could improve by having more compatibility with other none Window-based operating systems."
"It could be cheaper!"
"The support needs improvement."
"Their licensing model should make it easier to purchase licenses."
"They need to enhance their technical support."
"Guardicore Centra provides better value for money than NSX, was the other solution that we looked at, which was too expensive for what it does."
"Compared to the pricing we were seeing from both Illumio and Edgewise, Guardicore was very competitive."
"This is not a cheap solution but you have to consider the bigger picture, which is what it is giving you."
"The solution is free and the price for the support can be expensive."
"The licensing fees are expensive and we pay on a yearly basis."
"This solution requires a licence."
"I was not involved in the purchase of the solution but I hear it is on the expensive side."
"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."
"We are using a perpetual license to use the solution and we have support."
"There is a license required for this solution, we pay annually."
Guardicore Centra is a comprehensive data center and cloud security solution that delivers the simplest way to apply micro-segmentation controls to reduce the attack surface and detect and control breaches within east-west traffic. It provides deep visibility into application dependencies and enforces network and process-level policies to protect critical applications.
Guardicore Centra is ranked 4th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 7 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 3rd in Cloud and Data Center Security with 24 reviews. Guardicore Centra is rated 8.8, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Guardicore Centra writes "Allowed us to build out a data center topology without worrying about placement of physical or virtual firewalls that can create bottlenecks". 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". Guardicore Centra is most compared with Cisco Secure Workload, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro Deep Security and Darktrace, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow, Cisco SD-WAN and Juniper Contrail Networking. See our Guardicore Centra vs. VMware NSX report.
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