Complete East-West Security for Zero Trust
Benefits of NSX Distributed Firewall
No Network Changes
Radically simplify firewall deployment and operations by replacing physical hardware, eliminating changes to the network, and avoiding traffic hair-pinning.
Eliminate Blind Spots
Get visibility and workload context to identify and block threats at every hop, while remaining isolated from the attack surface.
Security as Code
An API-driven, object-based policy model delivers policy recommendations, automates policy mobility and ensures new workloads automatically receive appropriate security policies.
Zero Trust with Better Security
Operationalize Zero Trust architecture in your infrastructure across multi-cloud with a modern software-based approach that’s easy to operationalize and scale.
Simplify Network Segmentation
Gain visibility into traffic and easily create network segmentation by defining segments entirely in software—no need to change your network or hairpin traffic by deploying discrete appliances.
Implement Zero Trust Within the Cloud
Easily and automatically create, enforce, and manage granular micro-segmentation policies. Intrinsic understanding of application topology helps generate policy recommendations.
Enable Ubiquitous Virtual Patching
Take advantage of IDS/IPS at every host to monitor all your traffic flows, identify malicious traffic on a per hop basis, and then apply virtual patching to ensure unpatched servers inside the data center cannot be exploited.
Block Advanced Threats
Prevent communication with malicious IP addresses outside your network. Leverage multiple detection engines with distributed IDS/IPS, NTA, and sandboxing to block advanced threats from moving laterally across your network—even across encrypted traffic. Get network detection and response (NDR) that correlates events across all detection engines to identify intrusions.
Frequently Asked Questions
NSX Distributed Firewall is a software-defined Layer 7 firewall enabled at each workload to segment east-west traffic and block lateral movement of threats. Its advanced threat prevention includes distributed IDS/IPS, network sandbox, network traffic analysis, and network detection and response.
NSX Distributed Firewall uses a software-based approach to deliver security that's built into the hypervisor and delivered at each workload. This enables it to enforce access controls and inspect every flow for threats without traffic hair-pinning. It includes a stateful L7 firewall, an intrusion detection/prevention system (IDS/IPS), network sandbox, and behavior-based network traffic analysis and network detection & response.
Key differentiators of NSX Distributed Firewall include:
- Distributed architecture
- Superior workload context
- No network taps NTA
- Elastic throughput
- Operationally simple
For full capabilities, see the datasheet.
Use cases for NSX Distributed Firewall include:
- Network Segmentation
- Zero Trust in the Cloud
- Virtual Patching for all Workloads
- Stop lateral movement of threats
Benefits of NSX Distributed Firewall include:
- Better Security
- No network changes
- Eliminate blind spots
- Security as code
- Operational simplicity