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We performed a comparison between Cisco Secure Workload and Nutanix Flow Network Security based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Microsegmentation Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Secure Workload vs. Nutanix Flow Network Security report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"The solution offers 100% telemetry coverage. The telemetry you collect is not sampled, it's not intermittent. It's complete. You see everything in it, including full visibility of all activities on your endpoints and in your network."

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"Nutanix Flow has a lot of data protection features. It's also valuable for operations and management. It's a big solution that works well with different solutions and is suitable for most business cases.""We appreciate the fact that this solution allows us to segregate two virtual machines that are in the same cluster.""Nutanix Flow is straightforward to install. You only need to select a checkmark that you want to enable Nutanix Flow.""It allows for policies that enable complete visibility and traffic control."

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Cons
"The multi-tenancy, redundancy, backup and restore functionalities, as well as the monitoring aspects of the solution, need improvement. The solution offers virtually no enterprise-grade possibility for monitoring."

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"Nutanix Flow's networking features could use some improvement. Also, I don't know if it's currently supporting load balancing or not.""We would like the reporting functionality of this solution to be improved.""The most difficult part is the configuration of the initial blueprints.""For customers who are running Nutanix Flow and AHV, the largest area for improvement is in the disaster recovery environments. To automate the populate of rules from one side to the other side in case of disaster you report everything on the disaster recovery site, and you have all the rules automatically applied. This was something that was being built when I left Nutanix. It might already be available. Additionally, the usability of the rules editor could improve."

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  • "This model is very accessible to implement."
  • "There is an annual subscription to use this solution. There is a 60-day trial to use the solution, it gives you time to decide if you want to continue using the solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Other then providing micro segmentation capabilities the dashboard provides all required information in single windows for configured workload. With insight feature we even get… more »
    Top Answer:The price is based on how many installation of software sensors you're going to install it on.
    Top Answer:Support for all OS as currently they do not support AIX which is normally base OS for any critical Banking Workload  Solution should be able to provide micro Segmentation policy based on process… more »
    Top Answer:We appreciate the fact that this solution allows us to segregate two virtual machines that are in the same cluster.
    Top Answer:There is an annual subscription to use this solution. There is a 60-day trial to use the solution, it gives you time to decide if you want to continue using the solution. I rate the price of Nutanix… more »
    Top Answer:We would like the reporting functionality of this solution to be improved.
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    Overview

    Cisco Secure Workload is a cloud and data security solution that offers a zero-trust policy of keeping an organization’s application workloads safe and secure throughout the entire on-premise and cloud data center ecosystems.

    Cisco Secure Workload will consistently provide protection by discovering workload process anomalies, stopping threats immediately, minimizing the risk threat surface, and aborting any lateral movement.

    Today’s ecosystems are very elastic, and in the application-focused dynamic of today’s aggressive marketplace, Cisco Secure Workload delivers a robust security solution that works effectively with today’s most popular applications. The solution uniquely surrounds each and every workload to ensure organizations are able to keep their data, network, and applications safe and secure at all times. Cisco Secure Workload ensures that enterprise organizations can maintain secure applications by consistently building firewalls around every workload level throughout the entire ecosystem. The solution can manage applications that are deployed on containers, virtual machines, or bare-metal servers.

    Cisco Secure workload is able to meet an organization's busy needs and offers flexible options such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and on-premises options. Using the Secure Workload SaaS options, users receive all the benefits of Cisco Secure Workload protection without the hassle of having to deploy and maintain the platform on premises. Users are responsible for acquiring the necessary software licensing and deploying software agents. Using SaaS, Secure Workload runs in the cloud and is operated and maintained by Cisco. This option offers the ability to scale easily and is a popular choice for SaaS-first and SaaS-only clients. Many organizations find they get the best TCO and achieve the best productivity and profitability using the SaaS options.

    When choosing on-premises options, organizations choose between hardware-based appliance models (large or small form factors). Platform selection is dependent on scalability goals, the desired fidelity level of flow telemetry, and the actual number of workloads. When a user chooses to configure Cisco Secure Workload for a conversation-only flow telemetry for all workloads, each platform has the capability to scale up vertically twice the default platform scale. Additionally, with Secure Workload, it is possible for the platform to be scaled horizontally in order to satisfy the demands of extra large widely distributed enterprise environments using federation capabilities.

    Cisco Secure Workload also provides a robust disaster recovery (DR) tool, which helps to make it a complete, comprehensive solution. The DR allows for continuous restore and backup capabilities that enable users to quickly remediate operations and data to a standby cluster in the event of a drastic failure or disaster.

    Reviews from Real Users

    The solution offers 100% telemetry coverage. The telemetry you collect is not sampled, it's not intermittent. It's complete. You see everything in it, including full visibility of all activities on your endpoints and in your network. Other valuable features include vast support for annotations, flexible user applications, machine learning, automatic classification, and hierarchical policies.” - CTO at a tech vendor

    Flow Network Security is a stateful, distributed, microsegmentation firewall. It is provided as part of NCI Ultimate or as part of the optional Security Add-On package for NCI Pro.
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    Sample Customers
    ADP, University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC)
    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, Volkswagen SAIC, Brighton and Hove City Council, Foresters Financial, Janus International Group, Cloud Comrade, Serco
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business22%
    Large Enterprise78%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Cisco Secure Workload is ranked 6th in Microsegmentation Software with 1 review while Nutanix Flow Network Security is ranked 7th in Microsegmentation Software with 4 reviews. Cisco Secure Workload is rated 8.0, while Nutanix Flow Network Security is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Cisco Secure Workload writes "A solution with a straightforward setup, offering 100% telemetry coverage and good machine learning". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Flow Network Security writes "It's a big solution that works well with different solutions and is suitable for most business cases". Cisco Secure Workload is most compared with Guardicore Centra, VMware NSX, Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet FortiCWP, whereas Nutanix Flow Network Security is most compared with VMware NSX, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Guardicore Centra, Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation and Meraki SD-WAN.

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