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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the centralized console, which can handle different products that we have.""Good file integrity monitoring features.""The console and tools are very user-friendly.""The most valuable feature is the endpoint protection system."

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"One of the big improvements between the NSX-V and NSX-T is that in NSX-T you are no longer dependent on V-Center anymore.""Over the last two years, they've enhanced a lot, especially in regard to integration with OpenStack.""During our experience, the solution has been stable.""This is a good firewall and overall it is rich in features.""NSX's stand-out function is the distributed firewall. The firewall system is just top-notch, and I haven't seen another solution like it.""Overall, for me, it's a good solution and has been working well.""The installation is straightforward, it took a couple of hours.""Provides protection for virtual machines."

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Cons
"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.""This solution clashes with Microsoft defender, which results in performance degradation on the machine.""Could have better reporting capabilities and better support.""The support is very bad. They're not fast at all. Trend Micro's support is much better."

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"The training costs a minimum of $3,000, which is expensive and should be reduced.""The support needs improvement.""There are sometimes mismatch in the control, the details and what you actually see on the transport note.""Their licensing model should make it easier to purchase licenses.""There could be an improvement in regards to security.""In the future, the solution should be compliant with internet NIC.""Everybody needs a network to connect to, and VMware doesn't readily provide one.""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."

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

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"You can scale NSX if you have the resources, but it's usually expensive and complex to scale up.""There is a license required for this solution and there is also a support license available. The price of the solution could be better.""There is a license required for this solution, we pay annually.""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.""The price of this product is too high.""I was not involved in the purchase of the solution but I hear it is on the expensive side.""VMware NSX is expensive and everything is licensed. We have to pay for each individual feature.""The solution is free and the price for the support can be expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The console and tools are very user-friendly.
Top Answer: We use Symantec Data Center Security for SEP — Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Top Answer: I would recommend this solution. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Symantec Data Center Security a rating of seven. If they improved their data support and customer support, I would… more »
Top Answer: There are some very major differences between both the Products and to name a few. -Cisco ACI have physical network gear (9K Switches) where the Code runs in ACI Policy Mode & the UCS server where… more »
Top Answer: Once you know your way around the Cisco ecosystem, using Cisco ACI is not so difficult. It is a global product, so when you change one interface, changes are automatically reflected on every switch… more »
Top Answer: Overall, for me, it's a good solution and has been working well.
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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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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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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm24%
Retailer20%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise56%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Symantec Data Center Security vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Symantec Data Center Security is ranked 7th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 4 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 3rd in Cloud and Data Center Security with 23 reviews. Symantec Data Center Security is rated 7.0, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Symantec Data Center Security writes "Good centralized console, but it needs to be more flexible in terms of deployment". 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". Symantec Data Center Security is most compared with Trend Micro Deep Security, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, McAfee MOVE AntiVirus, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Tripwire IP360, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow, Guardicore Centra and Cisco SD-WAN. See our Symantec Data Center Security vs. VMware NSX report.

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