We are pleased to announce the introduction of VMware NSX Advanced Firewall for VMware Cloud on AWS, which takes the network security capabilities of VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC to a new level. Adding NSX Advanced Firewall features allows organizations to define security policies at Layer 7 while enabling deep packet inspection across all vNICS within the software-defined data center (SDDC). 

NSX Advanced Firewall capabilities help you secure your applications against a never-expanding set of threats on the internet. Specifically, it includes a robust set of networking and security capabilities that enable customers to run production applications in the cloud. 

This capability allows you to: 

  • Detect attempts at exploiting vulnerabilities in your workloads. 
  • Gain protection against vulnerabilities inside your SDDC with granular application-level security policies. 
  • Reduce the attack surface of your workloads by allowing only the intended application traffic to run in your SDDC. 
  • Seamlessly provide inspection for all traffic without a single inspection bottleneck. 
  • Achieve your compliance goals. 
  • Customers can purchase the NSX Advanced Firewall as an add-on in VMware Cloud on AWS. 

Get the full summary on the VMware Cloud Blog or directly access the product page