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vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 App Firewall Best Practices

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This blog provides best practices for deploying vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 App Firewall. Thanks to Shubha Bheemarao, Ray Budavari and Rob Randell for helping me in compiling this. Installation Install vCloud Networking and Security Manager (aka vShield Manager) on a dedicated management cluster. Other components that get installed on this cluster are VMware vCenter Server, Read more...

Download DMZ Design and Deployment Guide

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I am happy to announce the availability of the VMware vCloud Networking and Security – DMZ Design and Deployment Guide. This paper highlights how securing a virtual DMZ environment using vCloud Networking and Security can be a strategic enabler to your organization as it helps you to reduce your capital expenditure and increase agility, while Read more...

Using App Firewall with VXLAN Networks

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VMware vCloud Networking and Security App Firewall is a hypervisor-based firewall that protects applications in the virtual datacenter from network-based attacks. In this blog, let’s look at how to micro-segment a VXLAN network to deploy a 3-tier application using vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 App Firewall. Use Case Each application is deployed using a separate Read more...

vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 Edge SSL VPN Configuration

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The content for this blog is created by Trevor Gerdes (@trevorgerdes). Posting it here with minor changes. VMware vCloud Networking and Security Edge Gateway is part of the vCloud Networking and Security solution and provides network edge security and gateway services such as DHCP, VPN, NAT, Firewall, Load Balancing, IPSEC VPN and SSL VPN. In Read more...

vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 App Firewall – Part 3

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In the previous two vCloud Networking and Security App Firewall blogs we looked at  installation and policy management. In this blog, let’s take a look at how to handle day-to-day operations of App Firewall. Following topics are covered in this blog. App Firewall Flow Monitoring Capabilities App Firewall Syslog Management App Firewall Show History and Read more...

vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 App Firewall – Part 2

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In the previous blog, we looked at how to install vCloud Networking and Security App Firewall. In this blog, let’s take a look at how to configure firewall policies to protect applications in the virtual datacenter by using a simple use case. Use Case Two applications are deployed on a shared network segment – “App-PortGroup” Read more...

vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 App Firewall – Part 1

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VMware vCloud Networking and Security App Firewall is a hypervisor-based firewall that protects applications in the virtual datacenter. Using App Firewall, organizations gain visibility and control over network communications between virtual machines. App Firewall installs as a hypervisor module and firewall service virtual appliance. In this blog, I am going to go show how to Read more...

vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 Edge Gateway High Availability

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One of the many noticeable changes introduced with the vCloud Networking and Security 5.1 release is the availability of different sizes of Edge Gateway appliances: compact, large, and x-large. Large and x-large Edge Gateway appliances are deployed with 2 vCPUs. The vSphere Fault Tolerance for workloads with multiple vCPUs is currently not supported. To ensure Read more...