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"The monitoring in the management console allows us to find out what is going wrong, and it gets reports even before the user reports it.""The most valuable feature is the endpoint protection system.""The most valuable feature is the centralized console, which can handle different products that we have.""Good file integrity monitoring features."

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"It is easy to implement it.""The firewall is its most valuable feature.""You can easily integrate this with other VMware products. It is a robust solution.""The initial setup was straightforward. It follows a certain structure and you won't miss a step. It's all on the same level, step by step.""We like that everything is integrated.""Their technical support is very good. They help us figure out solutions when we have problems.""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."

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"There is plenty of room for improvement with this product, and it could start with platform metrics.""This solution clashes with Microsoft defender, which results in performance degradation on the machine.""They need to develop a more flexible product that can be scaled such that it fits well into a small business or a bigger, enterprise-level solution.""Could have better reporting capabilities and better support."

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"If there are other solutions already in place, it can be difficult to implement.""We would like tenant segmentation available in future releases.""If you're worried that NSX is too complex, I would tell you to take another look. If you compare NSX to a similar solution you might find it to be a bit more complex. Usually, the guy that comes in to implement NSX isn't the network guy and will lack the knowledge for the program. He can lack the knowledge for this program and will therefore think it's complex. You need somebody with network experience.""I would like them to make integration with other vendors easier.""The solution is complex but for the key user, it's not really complex. You just need to learn the standards and mechanics for your specific product.""The initial establishment can be complex.""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."

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"Compared to some other solutions, such as CrowdStrike, Symantec is more expensive."

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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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the endpoint protection system.
Top Answer: This solution clashes with Microsoft defender, which results in performance degradation on the machine. Technical support needs more local representation in India.
Top Answer: Symantec Data Center Security is part of our overall security solution that includes anti-virus, anti-spam, and anti-malware protection.
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

Docker containers make it easy to develop, deploy, and deliver applications where containers can be deployed and brought down in a matter of seconds. This flexibility makes it very useful for DevOps to automate deployment of containers. Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced provides agentless Docker container protection that allows you to achieve the performance benefits of Docker without sacrificing security. Full application control enables administrator privilege de-escalation, patch mitigation, and protection against zero day threats in today's heterogeneous data centers.

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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Find out what your peers are saying about Symantec Data Center Security vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,718 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Symantec Data Center Security is ranked 8th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 4 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Cloud and Data Center Security with 14 reviews. Symantec Data Center Security is rated 7.6, while VMware NSX is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Symantec Data Center Security writes "Very stable across our large and diverse environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "Allows for seamless micro-segmentation and the support is exceptional". Symantec Data Center Security is most compared with Trend Micro Deep Security, Symantec End-user Endpoint Security, McAfee MOVE AntiVirus, Tripwire IP360 and Cisco Tetration, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Nutanix Flow, Cisco Tetration, Cisco SD-WAN and Guardicore Centra. See our Symantec Data Center Security vs. VMware NSX report.

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