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Pros
"That is primarily because I've seen increased rules. It's kind of caught us a little off guard. With GuardiCore, I have had to deal with their technical support and engineering team in Israel. They are amazing. They are very quick to adapt.""The solution is very scalable, especially when connected to the cloud resources.""Its deception features are great, providing a rich telemetry of lured origins, and are a great resource for any active defense strategy.""This tool greatly helps in understanding the footprint of the attacks.""The interface and dashboard are amazing."

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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
"Clients would like to see that the security policies of GuardiCore can continue to be comparable to all the major firewall players out there.""The dashboard needs improvement. It should be more flexible so that I can easily see what I want or need to see.""Needs more customization of honeypots and a vaster catalog of systems able to be mimicked.""The product needs a few features like enhanced user policies and payload-level inspection to improve the offering."

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
"GuardiCore has made some new changes to the license now. We've seen monthly and annual licenses based on a subscription. We have a few clients that pay anywhere from $25,000 a year."

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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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Top Answer: Its deception features are great, providing a rich telemetry of lured origins, and are a great resource for any active defense strategy.
Top Answer: Needs more customization of honeypots and a vaster catalog of systems able to be mimicked. The netflow analytics (ML) focused in threat detection needs to be enhanced to provide more practical forms… more »
Top Answer: This solution will be implemented in several environments for our collaborators.
Top Answer: We are currently reviewing various SD-WAN vendors for our infrastructure and what I found lacking with Cisco Meraki is that you cannot use Active/Active HA with two MX devices. Only HA is available… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the ability to create, develop, and deploy servers in minutes to hours, rather than days.
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Overview

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.

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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Santander, Frontier Airlines, OpenLink, Intermountain Healthcare, Cellcom, BancoBASECity 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
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Find out what your peers are saying about Guardicore Centra vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Guardicore Centra is ranked 5th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 4 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Cloud and Data Center Security with 23 reviews. Guardicore Centra is rated 8.6, while VMware NSX is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Guardicore Centra writes "The efficiency of the security team was improved by over 100% in terms of analytics, monitoring, and responding to incidents". 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". Guardicore Centra is most compared with Cisco Tetration, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Darktrace and Trend Micro Deep Security, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Nutanix Flow, Cisco Tetration, Cisco SD-WAN and Juniper Contrail Networking. See our Guardicore Centra vs. VMware NSX report.

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