Network and Security Virtualization Software to Power Your Clouds

Enable your virtual cloud network to connect and protect applications across your data center, multi-cloud, bare metal, and container infrastructure. VMware NSX Data Center delivers a complete L2-L7 networking and security virtualization platform — providing you with the agility, automation, and dramatic cost savings that come with a software-only solution.

NSX Network & Security Virtualization Platform Introduction

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Dive Into VMware NSX

Take a look at all the benefits of network & security virtualization.

Network Virtualization Accelerates Everything

Network Virtualization Accelerates Everything

Get Forrester's Perspective on the cost savings and business benefits enabled by the virtual cloud network.

Deliver a L2-L7 Virtualization Platform Across Clouds

Harness Agility Through Automation

Bring one-click provisioning to your networking and security services — and access powerful flexibility, agility, and scale — by running the entire L2-L7 stack in software, decoupled from underlying physical hardware.

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Make Your Security Intrinsic

Deliver granular protection for your apps via micro-segmentation down to the individual workload. Create context-aware security policies per workload to defend against lateral threats within your environment.

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Enjoy Consistent Multi-Cloud Operations

Manage consistent networking and security policies across private and public clouds, from a single pane of glass, regardless of where your application runs – VM, container, or bare metal.

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Save on Both CapEx and OpEx

Lower CapEx by up to 35% by consolidating networking and security functions to a single distributed virtualization platform, and slash OpEx via simplified operations and optimized traffic flows.

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Spotlight on VMware NSX 

Test-drive VMware Cloud Networking Solutions with a Hands-On Lab

Test-drive VMware Cloud Networking Solutions with a Hands-On Lab

Learn how the VMware cloud networking solution, powered by VMware NSX, enables you to deliver consistent networking and security.

Network Virtualization for Dummies

Have a look at the second edition of our popular guide.

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VMware NSX Guides

Check out the latest freely-downloadable books in our library.

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What's New in NSX-T 2.5

What's New in NSX-T 2.5

Learn about the new features and capabilities in the NSX-T 2.5 release.

NSX Quick Start Guide

Get network virtualization setup in your environment fast.

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What Are the Key Use Cases for NSX?

Adopt Zero-Trust Security

Use the micro-segmentation capabilities in NSX to lock down critical apps, create a logical DMZ in software, and reduce the attack surface of a virtual desktop environment. Zero-trust security is now attainable and efficient in private and public cloud environments.

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Speed Delivery of Networking and Security

Accelerate application delivery by leveraging blueprints to automate the provisioning and management of networking and security services consistently across all sites and clouds — or by exposing the infrastructure as code.

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Extend Networking Across Clouds

Streamline your multi-cloud operations with consistent networking and security, and, in the process, enable multi-cloud use-cases ranging from seamless data center extension, to multi-DC pooling, to rapid workload mobility.

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Power Your Cloud-Native Apps

Provide integrated, full-stack networking and security for your containerized apps and microservices, including native container networking for Kubernetes, micro-segmentation, and end-to-end observability for microservices.

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We’re Powering Our Customers’ Success 

Nebraska Medicine Elevates Cyber Security

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Nebraska Medicine Elevates Cyber Security

“Cybersecurity is the top priority … NSX was the only solution that would allow us to tailor workflows.”

IHS Markit Capitalizes on Automation

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IHS Markit Capitalizes on Automation

“With technologies like NSX-T, we’re able to now extend our security footprint all the way out through a single management plane.”

Expand Your Virtual Cloud Capabilities

Upgrade to Intrinsic Security

Rely on the only purpose-built internal firewall to secure east-west network traffic and protect workloads consistently across clouds.

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Run VMware Cloud on AWS

Deliver a seamless hybrid cloud by extending your on-premises vSphere environment to the AWS Cloud.

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Leverage Global Visibility

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

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Advanced Threat Detection with IDS/IPS

Replace discrete appliances with a distributed software IDS/IPS solution to detect lateral threat movement on E-W traffic and easily achieve compliance.

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Extend NSX to Cloud Apps

Deliver consistent networking and security for your applications running natively on public clouds — from a single pane of glass.

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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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