"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
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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