Frequently Asked Questions

VMware NSX is a network virtualization and security platform that enables the virtual cloud network, a software-defined approach to networking that extends across data centers, clouds and application frameworks.

VMware NSX is available for licensing in multiple editions: Standard, Professional, Advanced, Enterprise Plus, and Remote Office/Branch Office. It's available as a single download image with license keys required to enable specific functionality for each edition. For more information, see the datasheet or download a free trial.

VMware NSX reproduces the entire network model in software, enabling any network topology—from simple to complex multitier networks—to be created and provisioned in seconds, independent of underlying hardware. It brings networking and security closer to the application wherever it’s running.

Use cases for VMware NSX include:

  • Zero-trust security 
  • Multi-cloud networking
  • Network automation
  • Container networking
  • Advanced load balancing
  • Container ingress

VMware NSX delivers a complete L2-L7 networking and security virtualization platform, allowing you to manage your entire network as a single entity from a single pane of glass, enforce consistent networking and security policies, and automate and tailor the network to your needs.

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