ESG Lab Review: VMware NSX

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“If your organization is interested in improving the agility, security, and economic efficiency of your networks, ESG Lab recommends taking a close look at VMware NSX.” ESG Lab recently reached out to the VMware technical product marketing team about the network virtualization and security platform, VMware NSX.  The team at ESG had set a goal of Read more...

Securing Electronic Healthcare Records: The New Frontier

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We didn’t find any medical sutures or gauze at HIMSS last week, but there sure was a lot of talk about the future of healthcare IT security. The status of electronic health record (EHR) security as a hot topic is clear, too: patient information is increasingly being moved to electronic form in order for healthcare organizations Read more...

VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 Book Available!

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VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 is available for free download! VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 is a concise book that provides the necessary information to guide organizations interested in bolstering their security posture through the implementation of micro-segmentation.VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Day 1 highlights the importance of micro-segmentation in enabling better data center cyber hygiene. It also provides the knowledge and Read more...

NSX-V 6.3: Cross-VC NSX Security Enhancements

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NSX-V 6.2 introduced the Cross-NSX feature to allow for NSX logical networking and security across multiple vCenter domains. The ability to apply consistent networking and security across vCenter domains provides for mulitple use cases for Cross-VC NSX: workload mobility, resource pooling, multi-site security, ease of automation across sites, and disaster avoidance/recovery. With the recent release Read more...

Introducing VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3 & VMware NSX-T 1.1 

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This past week at VMware has been quite exciting! Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, reported on the Q4 2016 earnings call that VMware NSX has more than 2,400 customers exiting 2016. Today, we continue that momentum by announcing new releases of our two different VMware NSX platforms – VMware NSX™ for vSphere® 6.3 and VMware NSX-T Read more...
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NSX Growth and Success in 2016

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Last week VMware hosted its Q4 2016 earnings call and shared financial results. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and the executive team have frequently highlighted VMware NSX growth and success on these calls. For Q4, NSX license bookings grew over 50 percent year-over-year. Annualizing our Q4 total bookings for NSX, it is now at a $1B Read more...
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Hot Off The Press: NSX Light Board Videos

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At the start of 2016 we began a series of VMware NSX light board videos. The goal has been to highlight the use cases and capabilities driving the adoption of network virtualization today. Through the use of a light board, these NSX  experts quickly sketch out the technology and business drivers around network virtualization with NSX. At the end of Read more...

How VMware NSX Enables Enterprises to Deploy and Operationalize Containerized Applications at Scale

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On October 17th, VMware Photon Platform introduced Kubernetes as a Service. Purpose built for cloud-native applications with integrated enterprise container infrastructure support, Photon Platform is a fully API-driven, multi-tenant platform leveraging ESXi, VMware NSX and VMware Virtual SAN.   Guido Appenzeller, VMware’s chief technology strategy officer, demonstrated NSX and containers at VMworld 2016, and now with VMware Photon Read more...

Industry First Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark Released

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The VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark report has been released! As previewed in part six of the Micro-segmentation Defined – NSX Securing Anywhere blog series , independent cyber risk management advisor and assessor Coalfire was sponsored by VMware to create an industry first Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark report. Coalfire conducted an audit of the VMware NSX micro-segmentation Read more...

Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX and Palo Alto Networks Security

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In a prior post, Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX: Consistent Security and Micro-segmentation Across Sites, we discussed how Cross-VC NSX provides micro-segmentation and consistent security across multiple sites. We looked at five reasons to seriously consider Cross-VC NSX for a multi-site solution in terms of security alone: centralized management, consistent security across vCenter domains/sites, security policies follow the workload(s), ease of Read more...