Network Security Solutions


Distributed Network Security for the Multi-Cloud World


VMware virtualizes all network services into a converged best-in-class network security solution that combines complete visibility, rich context and distributed security controls to deliver comprehensive threat protection for users, applications and data wherever they are, across data centers and clouds.

Radically simplify security architecture with an all-software solution that moves at the speed and scale of business. Control traffic through segmentation based on applications and workloads, provide secure network access, and inspect all traffic for anomalous behavior and attacks while streamlining security operations across the enterprise.

Why VMware for Network Security?

Built-in Security

Take advantage of tamper-proof security that is built into the hypervisor for superior protection and is specific to every application and workload.

End-to-end Visibility

Combine enterprise-wide insight into network traffic, threats, and centralized management to see and secure it all.

Distributed Architecture

Fully distribute network security policy in software for scalable and ubiquitous east-west traffic protection, ensuring there are no blind spots and reducing architectural complexity.

Elastic Scalability and Throughput

Eliminate the throughput constraints typical of appliance-based firewalls and autoscale on-demand for massive traffic inspection capacity without impacting performance.

Workload Context

Benefit from the unique position in the hypervisor to gain the in-depth workload and network context needed to enable superior threat detection, faster forensics, and lower false positives.

Multi-Cloud Consistency

Simplify administration across private and public clouds with consistent, centralized policies for operational consistency.

Benefits of VMware Network Security Solutions 

Prevent Lateral Movement of Attacks

Dramatically reduce the attack surface by aligning security controls including world-class workload protection, intrusion detection and prevention, and web application firewall to east-west data center traffic.

Analyst Study: To Enable Zero Trust, Rethink Your Firewall Strategy 

Rapidly Deploy Network Segmentation

Quickly segment the data center using existing network constructs to create zones in software without re-architecting the network or deploying discrete appliances.

Learn more: Network Segmentation 

High Performance and Secure Application Access for Branch and Remote Users

Extend the enterprise perimeter to branch, cloud, and remote users and merge networking with security to protect distributed users and applications against internal and external threats from all levels through a secure access service edge (SASE) solution.

Learn more: Driving WAN Transformation and Convergence with Security 

Secure Web Application Delivery

Leverage a comprehensive stack of application security featuring an Intelligent Web Application Firewall (iWAF) to protect vulnerable servers against web application attacks and ensure a fast, scalable, and secure application experience.

Solution Brief: Point-and-Click Simplicity for Web Application Security and Web-Scale Performance 

VMware Network Security Products

Upgrade to a Scale-out Internal Firewall

Secure east-west traffic with a purpose-built internal firewall, built-in to the hypervisor and distributed to every host.

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Enable Consistent Application Delivery

Provide consistent application delivery including web application firewalling and load balancing across multi-cloud environments.

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Harness the Power of ZTNA

Get a multi-tenant and elastic on-ramp to cloud for remote users and devices by leveraging the global footprint of SD-WAN and industry-leading Workspace One technology from VMware.

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Get Recommended Security Policies

Simplify operationalizing micro-segmentation with rich application topology visualization and automated policy recommendations.

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Get Advanced Threat Detection with IDS/IPS

Replace discrete appliances with a distributed software IDS/IPS solution to detect lateral threat movement on east-west traffic & easily achieve compliance.

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Leverage Multi-cloud Visibility & Analytics

Get end-to-end operations visibility and troubleshooting spanning virtual, physical, and public cloud network infrastructure and firewalls.

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Related Intrinsic Security Solutions

Workspace Security

Deliver a complete endpoint security solution by combining unified endpoint management (UEM) and threat detection & response capabilities.

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Cloud Security

Help public cloud teams mitigate risk through intelligent, real-time security insight to proactively address threats across cloud platforms.

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Endpoint and Workload Security

Prevent, detect and respond to advanced attacks with a cloud native platform for endpoints and workloads.

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