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Securing the SDDC with VMware NSX – Light Board Series

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Is VMware the first company that springs to mind when you think about securing your software-defined data center (SDDC)? It should be. In this new light board series, learn about the unique capabilities that VMware NSX brings to your SDDC for securing your virtualized environment. Start out with some context on why networking and security Read more...

Distributed Firewall ALG

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In the last post, VMware NSX™ Distributed Firewall installation and operation was verified. In this entry, the FTP (file transfer protocol) ALG (Application Level Gateway) is tested for associating data connections with originating control connections – something a stateless ACL (access control list) can’t do. An added benefit over stateless ACLs – most compliance standards more easily Read more...

Getting Started with VMware NSX Distributed Firewall – Part 2

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In Part 1, I covered traditional segmentation options. Here, I introduce VMware NSX Distributed Firewall for micro-segmentation, showing step-by-step how it can be deployed in an existing vSphere environment. Now, I have always wanted a distributed firewall. Never understood why I had to allow any more access to my servers than was absolutely necessary. Why Read more...

Getting Started with VMware NSX Distributed Firewall – Part 1

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Who saw it coming that segmentation would be a popular term in 2015?!? Gartner analyst Greg Young was almost apologetic when he kicked off the Network Segmentation Best Practices session at the last Gartner Security Summit. As a professional with a long history in the enterprise firewall space, I know I found it odd at Read more...