A Distributed Security and Network Analytics Engine for Your Data Center

Empower network and application security teams to deliver granular security and segmentation posture, simplify policy compliance analysis, and streamline security operations with VMware NSX Intelligence, a distributed analytics engine built and managed natively within NSX.

Close Data to Insights Gap with NSX Intelligence

Close Data to Insights Gap with NSX Intelligence

Check out how NSX Intelligence delivers continuous data center-wide visibility and radically simplifies micro-segmentation.

Struggling to Implement Micro-segmentation?

Struggling to Implement Micro-segmentation?

See how NSX Intelligence can help overcome the common barriers to micro-segmentation.

Deliver Native Visibility and Analytics at Scale

Drive Data Center–Wide Visibility

Visualize and gain deep insights into all flows across the entire data center with stateful layer 7 inspection and complete workload context, eliminating security blind spots and accelerating incident remediation.

Converge Your Security Ops

Slash tool sprawl and ramp up collaboration between infrastructure and security teams by embedding security operations consoles, firewall policy recommendations, and management within the NSX UI.

Drastically Simplify Deployments

Eliminate the network overhead of duplicating packets — and the complexity of managing large centralized appliances — with an analytics engine that’s built right into the hypervisor.

The Advantages of An Intrinsic Approach to Analytics

Complete workload context

Natively built into NSX

Distributed architecture

Distributed architecture

Comprehensive layer 7 packet inspection

Comprehensive layer 7 packet inspection

Complete workload context

Complete workload context

What Are the Key Use Cases for NSX Intelligence? 

Automate Micro-Segmentation Recommendations

Simplify operationalizing micro-segmentation with a seamless user experience that combines automated firewall policy recommendations, iterative policy workflows, and real-time visualization of application dependencies and security policies.

Demonstrate and Maintain Policy Compliance

Rely on a complete record of every flow, from every workload, with continuous analysis. Overlay policies against actual flows to highlight misconfigurations, policy exceptions, and non-compliant flows between workloads or security scopes.

Simplify Security Incident Troubleshooting

Get detailed drill-down topology visualization within the NSX console with complete inventory and meta-data of every workload, continuous layer 7 analysis of every flow without sampling, eliminating any blind-spots in security visibility.

Enhance Protection Against Lateral Movement

Proactively detect anomalous behavior in network traffic patterns with built-in detection for classic attack techniques such as network scans, exfiltration over alternate protocols, mismatched application layer protocols, etc.

Expand Your Virtual Cloud Capabilities

Upgrade to a Scale-out Internal Firewall

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

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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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Build on a NSX Foundation

Connect and protect applications across your data centers and clouds with virtualized networking and security via VMware NSX.

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Embrace Micro-Segmentation

Effortlessly deploy network segments in software and implement micro-segmentation between applications, and workloads.

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