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Find out what your peers are saying about Guardicore Centra vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Its deception features are great, providing a rich telemetry of lured origins, and are a great resource for any active defense strategy.""The most valuable feature is the visibility of processes and connections.""The real bonus is the fact that we can secure applications, all the way down to the individual services, on each host. It's actually more granular security than we can get out of a traditional firewall.""The interface and dashboard are amazing.""We like the centralized management of the firewalls. Until we installed Guardicore Centra, we managed all our firewalls individually, so making changes was complicated, difficult, and time-consuming.""This tool greatly helps in understanding the footprint of the attacks.""From day one, you get threat intelligence. It will immediately block active threats, which has been useful.""I found the solution to be stable."

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"Overall, I would say the solution has been quite stable.""I have found VMware NSX to be easy to use.""Overall, for me, it's a good solution and has been working well.""During our experience, the solution has been stable.""This is a good firewall and overall it is rich in features.""NSX's stand-out function is the distributed firewall. The firewall system is just top-notch, and I haven't seen another solution like it.""The most valuable features for us at this early stage are the interface and the integration with existing VMware solutions.""The most valuable feature of VMware NSX is the ability to set up virtual networking environments."

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Cons
"Needs more customization of honeypots and a vaster catalog of systems able to be mimicked.""The maps could go a bit faster. They are useful but slightly slow.""The long-term management of the security policies could be improved with some kind of automation platform, something like Chef or Puppet or Ansible, to help you manage the policies after day-one... to then manage the policies and changes to those policies, going forward, through some type of automation process is not turning out to be really easy.""In our version, when using the terminal server, we cannot exclude user tasks for each session.""Sometimes, the speed needs improvement, especially when it comes to the generation of maps, where it can be a bit slow.""Supports become difficult when it's for a big organization. For a small organization, medium organization, it still makes sense, however, for a big organization, it makes life difficult.""The product needs a few features like enhanced user policies and payload-level inspection to improve the offering."

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"There are always issues integrating with Cisco.""Some configuration maximums are limiting to the user, especially when it comes to the deployment of very, very large environments.""VMware NSX could improve by having more compatibility with other none Window-based operating systems.""One drawback is this solution requires a lot of other products in the VMware ecosystem to have a full end-to-end operation orchestration monitoring. You have to buy a lot of add-ons to fully utilize the functionality.""I would like to see automation capabilities in the deployment process.""Traffic flow introspection topology visibility is definitely needed because at the moment, NSX-T lacks in this area.""The solution can improve by making it more straightforward, easier to install and maintain in the environment.""They have to work more and more on the integration for public cloud services and have cyber security platform integration."

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  • "Compared to the pricing we were seeing from both Illumio and Edgewise, Guardicore was very competitive."
  • "Guardicore Centra provides better value for money than NSX, was the other solution that we looked at, which was too expensive for what it does."
  • "This is not a cheap solution but you have to consider the bigger picture, which is what it is giving you."
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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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    Questions from the Community
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    I found the solution to be stable.
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    I can't speak to the cost part as that is managed by the finance team. I never have had visibility into the contracts.
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    Supports become difficult when it's for a big organization. For a small organization, medium organization, it still makes sense, however, for a big organization, it makes life difficult. We would like… more »
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    There are some very major differences between both the Products and to name a few. -Cisco ACI have physical network gear (9K Switches) where the Code runs in ACI Policy Mode & the UCS server where… more »
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    Once you know your way around the Cisco ecosystem, using Cisco ACI is not so difficult. It is a global product, so when you change one interface, changes are automatically reflected on every switch… more »
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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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    Overview

    Guardicore Centra is a comprehensive data center and cloud security solution that delivers the simplest way to apply micro-segmentation controls to reduce the attack surface and detect and control breaches within east-west traffic. It provides deep visibility into application dependencies and enforces network and process-level policies to protect critical applications.

    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
    Santander, Frontier Airlines, OpenLink, Intermountain Healthcare, Cellcom, BancoBASE
    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
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Financial Services Firm21%
    Retailer18%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Guardicore Centra is ranked 4th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 8 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 3rd in Cloud and Data Center Security with 26 reviews. Guardicore Centra is rated 8.6, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Guardicore Centra writes "Allowed us to build out a data center topology without worrying about placement of physical or virtual firewalls that can create bottlenecks". 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". Guardicore Centra is most compared with Cisco Secure Workload, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro Deep Security and Darktrace, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow, Cisco SD-WAN and Illumio Adaptive Security Platform. See our Guardicore Centra vs. VMware NSX report.

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