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Pros
"The solution is very user-friendly and very easy to use.""The solution already has security profiles and it can protect from DDoS attacks and other kinds of attacks."

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"The most valuable features are security and dynamic routing.""Provides protection for virtual machines.""I really like the management dashboard, the tailor-made assurance, the telemetry, and the ease of integration with all other solutions of VMware, such as vSphere.""One of the big improvements between the NSX-V and NSX-T is that in NSX-T you are no longer dependent on V-Center anymore.""The installation is straightforward, it took a couple of hours.""The solution is easy to use and is good for management control.""I have found the system to be very intuitive, functional, and they have great technology.""It's a beneficial tool."

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Cons
"There aren't really any aspects of the solution we are unhappy with. It's been a positive experience overall.""The web interface could be much better."

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"There could be an improvement in regards to security.""We have done three installations and we have not had any critical issues. The time it took for the installation was approximately two days. However, they should provide better documentation.""We have been satisfied with the technical support. They were able to solve our problems. However, they could be faster.""They need to enhance their technical support.""Our technical team is always looking for the solutions that they work with to offer more convenient integrations.""There are sometimes mismatch in the control, the details and what you actually see on the transport note.""It isn't easy to deploy.""Traffic flow introspection topology visibility is definitely needed because at the moment, NSX-T lacks in this area."

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  • "The licensing fees are expensive and we pay on a yearly basis."
  • "It is an expensive product, but cheaper than some competing solutions."
  • "The price of this product is too high."
  • "This solution requires a licence."
  • "VMware NSX is expensive and everything is licensed. We have to pay for each individual feature."
  • "The price is based on the virtual desktop infrastructure(VDI) side and also is dependant on the size of the environment. The price is expensive and it could attract more purchasers in smaller organisations if it was reduced."
  • "I was not involved in the purchase of the solution but I hear it is on the expensive side."
  • "There is a license required for this solution, we pay annually."
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    The solution is very user-friendly and very easy to use.
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    The cost of the solution is quite reasonable. It's not overly expensive.
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    There aren't really any aspects of the solution we are unhappy with. It's been a positive experience overall. I can't recall any features that are lacking.
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    I really like the management dashboard, the tailor-made assurance, the telemetry, and the ease of integration with all other solutions of VMware, such as vSphere.
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    Also Known As
    Fortinet DDoS, FortiDDos
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    Overview

    Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are ever-evolving and use a variety of technologies. To successfully combat these attacks, you need a dynamic, multi-layered security solution. FortiDDoS protects from both known and zero day attacks with very low latency. It’s easy to deploy and manage, and includes comprehensive reporting and analysis tools.

    VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). By bringing the operational model of a virtual machine to your data center network, you can transform the economics of network and security operations. NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to VMs with a policy-driven approach.
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    Sample Customers
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    City of Avondale, Lumeta, Kroll Ontrack, Heartland Payment Systems, Baystate Heallth, Exostar, Tribune Media, iGATE, NTT Communications, Synergent, California Natural Resources Agency, Bloomington Public Schools, Columbia Sportswear, Join Experience S.A, Schuberg Philis
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Government5%
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Retailer19%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business57%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Fortinet FortiDDoS is ranked 15th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 2 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Network Virtualization with 25 reviews. Fortinet FortiDDoS is rated 7.0, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiDDoS writes "Stable, with good security but has very bad technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "A flexible option for managing security, but setup is complex and documentation is lacking". Fortinet FortiDDoS is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Radware DefensePro, Fortinet FortiWeb, Trend Micro Deep Security and Azure DDoS Protection, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow, Guardicore Centra and Nuage Networks.

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