VMware NSX abstracts the underlying physical network layer through a software layer that helps eliminate these common challenges within physical networks.
NSX makes it possible to deploy new networks or change network designs in a fast, effective way, automating network deployment and configuration in code. Organizations can now connect virtual cloud networks and protect business applications in the place they are hosted, whether in an on-premises data center or multi-cloud environment.
Going far beyond offering SDN capabilities alone, NSX also delivers a security virtualization platform that:
Further, VMware NSX SDN offers a range of security services, such as:
On the networking side, NSX also provides a rich set of features, such as:
This white paper focuses on the security features provided by the distributed firewall and assesses the NSX ability to simplify security operations.