VMware NSX Network Virtualization and Security Platform

NSX enables the creation of entire networks in software and embeds them in the hypervisor layer, abstracted from the underlying physical hardware. All network components can be provisioned in minutes, without the need to modify the application.

NSX is now also available as a service: VMware NSX Cloud delivers consistent networking and security for cloud-native applications. The service improves operational scalability, control, and visibility – with lower OpEx – across native public clouds such as AWS. Visit the new NSX Cloud page for more information.

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Introduction to NSX

SPOTLIGHT 

Network Virtualization For Dummies Guide

Learn how network virtualization works and best practices.

VMware Cloud on AWS

We've integrated vSphere, vSAN and NSX into an on-demand service that brings your VMware SDDC to the AWS cloud.

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NSX for Cloud-Native Apps

Learn how VMware is bringing the power of NSX to new application frameworks.

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2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant

VMware is named a Visionary for Data Center Networking. 

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The Smart Way to Protect Apps

Get accurate threat detection and response for application endpoints, integrated with NSX.

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USE CASES FOR NSX

Security 

NSX embeds security functions right into the hypervisor. It delivers micro-segmentation and granular security to the individual workload, enabling a fundamentally more secure data center. Security policies travel with the workloads, independent of where workloads are in the network topology.

Application Continuity 

NSX abstracts networking from the underlying hardware and attaches networking and security policies to their associated workloads. Applications and data can reside and be accessible anywhere. Move workloads from one data center to another, or deploy them into a hybrid cloud environment.

Automation 

NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to workloads using a policy-driven approach. This automates networking operations and eliminates bottlenecks associated with hardware-based networks.

Compliance 

NSX enables micro-segmentation and granular security of workloads in virtualized networks, isolating sensitive systems and reducing both risk and scope of compliance. Use NSX to help ensure and demonstrate compliant operations with many regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC, CJIS, DISA STIG, and more.

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NSX Offerings

  • Standard Edition: Automates IT workflows, bringing agility to the data center network and reducing network operating costs and complexity.
  • Advanced Edition: Standard Edition plus a fundamentally more secure data center with micro-segmentation. Helps secure the data center to the highest levels, while automating IT provisioning of security.
  • Enterprise Edition: Advanced Edition plus networking and security across multiple domains. Enables the data center network to extend across multiple sites and connect to high-throughput physical workloads.
  • Remote Branch Office Edition: Automates and secures workloads in a remote or branch office.
Product Features
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Product Features Distributed switching
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Product Features Distributed routing
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Product Features NSX edge firewall
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Product Features NAT
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Product Features SW L2 bridging to physical environment
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Product Features Dynamic routing with ECMP (Active-active)
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Product Features API-driven automation
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Product Features Integration with vRealize and OpenStack
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Product Features Automation of security policies with vRealize
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Product Features NSX edge load balancing
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Product Features Distributed firewalling
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Product Features Integration with Active Directory
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Product Features Server activity monitoring
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Product Features Service insertion (3rd party integration)
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Product Features Cross vCenter NSX
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Product Features Multi-site NSX optimizations
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Product Features VPN (IPSec and SSL)
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Product Features Remote Gateway
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Product Features Integration with HW VTEPs
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SUCCESS STORIES

Customer Highlight

The University of New Mexico needed improved security, micro-segmentation, and multi-tenancy, without being hardware dependent. Find out why they chose NSX network virtualization.

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