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Pros
"It has helped us to understand internal network visibility and firewall policy implementation. We use the product to simplify firewall policy implementation.""The flexibility of the solution is its most valuable feature."

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"It has reduced the number of people on the network team along with the system engineer involved in the security process. So, it is valuable.""From a distributed firewall perspective, it's a solid solution.""The most valuable feature is the ability to create, develop, and deploy servers in minutes to hours, rather than days.""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 security and dynamic routing.""This is the most scalable product of its type.""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).""The most valuable features are stability and low cost."

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"It requires a low-level re-architecting of the product.""The interaction we've had with the support team hasn't been ideal. Technical support should be improved."

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"We would to have a reverse proxy. This would add great value to the solution.""We would like better integration with the standards on the market. For example, with OSPF, their integration in NSX is very low. It's not a full OSPF integration. It is too thin from a protocol perspective.""It could be cheaper!""Everybody needs a network to connect to, and VMware doesn't readily provide one.""I would like to see automation capabilities in the deployment process.""The training costs a minimum of $3,000, which is expensive and should be reduced.""Traffic flow introspection topology visibility is definitely needed because at the moment, NSX-T lacks in this area.""There are always issues integrating with Cisco."

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"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.""It is an expensive product, but cheaper than some competing solutions."

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Top Answer: The flexibility of the solution is its most valuable feature.
Top Answer: The interaction we've had with the support team hasn't been ideal. Technical support should be improved. The solution needs to better integrate before we are able to deploy. It would be helpful if we… more »
Top Answer: We've had to implement the infrastructure. In fact, we are changing over to FortiGate's VMX security solution.
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Overview

Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) helps you stop cyber threats, improve understanding of risk, and simplify security operations for applications in and across data center and cloud environments. It's adaptive segmentation capabilities lets organizations understand and protect their computing assets in minutes, across a range of formats in both data centers and public clouds.

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
Plantronics, NTT Innovation Institute Inc.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
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Find out what your peers are saying about Illumio Adaptive Security Platform vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is ranked 7th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 2 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 2nd in Cloud and Data Center Security with 9 reviews. Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is rated 8.0, while VMware NSX is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Illumio Adaptive Security Platform writes "Good flexibility and excellent scalability with good technical and informational guides". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "Allows for seamless micro-segmentation and the support is exceptional". Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is most compared with Guardicore Centra, Cisco Tetration, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks and vArmour DSS, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Nutanix Flow, Cisco Tetration, Cisco SD-WAN and Nuage Networks. See our Illumio Adaptive Security Platform vs. VMware NSX report.

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