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Pros
"The solution offers 100% telemetry coverage. The telemetry you collect is not sampled, it's not intermittent. It's complete. You see everything in it, including full visibility of all activities on your endpoints and in your network.""The most valuable feature is micro-segmentation, which is the most important with respect to visibility."

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"I have found the system to be very intuitive, functional, and they have great technology.""It gives more security and micro-segmentation. It helps to set network configurations in an easy way.""One of the big improvements between the NSX-V and NSX-T is that in NSX-T you are no longer dependent on V-Center anymore.""I have found the solution to be stable.""I have found VMware NSX to be easy to use.""Over the last two years, they've enhanced a lot, especially in regard to integration with OpenStack.""This is the most scalable product of its type.""Overall, I would say the solution has been quite stable."

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Cons
"The multi-tenancy, redundancy, backup and restore functionalities, as well as the monitoring aspects of the solution, need improvement. The solution offers virtually no enterprise-grade possibility for monitoring.""There is some overlap between Cisco Tetration and AppDynamics and I need to have a single pane of glass, rather than have to jump between different tools."

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"NSX could better integrate with open-source products. Of course, it integrates with some, but I know many people are uncomfortable deploying NSX with certain open-source solutions, such as Radar.""Their licensing model should make it easier to purchase licenses.""VMware NSX could improve by having more compatibility with other none Window-based operating systems.""Some configuration maximums are limiting to the user, especially when it comes to the deployment of very, very large environments.""Everybody needs a network to connect to, and VMware doesn't readily provide one.""There are always issues integrating with Cisco.""Quite a complex solution.""Occasionally the licensing is not very clear. They should make it easier to understand."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price is based on how many computers you're going to install it on."

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"The solution is free and the price for the support can be expensive.""I was not involved in the purchase of the solution but I hear it is on the expensive side.""This solution requires a licence.""VMware NSX is expensive and everything is licensed. We have to pay for each individual feature.""There is a license required for this solution and there is also a support license available. The price of the solution could be better.""We are using a perpetual license to use the solution and we have support.""It is an expensive product, but cheaper than some competing solutions.""You can scale NSX if you have the resources, but it's usually expensive and complex to scale up."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Other then providing micro segmentation capabilities the dashboard provides all required information in single windows for configured workload. With insight feature we even get… more »
Top Answer: Support for all OS as currently they do not support AIX which is normally base OS for any critical Banking Workload  Solution should be able to provide micro Segmentation policy based on process… more »
Top Answer: Micro Segmentation is 1 of the important use case which organization go with Cisco ACI for Agentless  They also got Cisco Tetration for Agent based approach 
Top Answer: There are some very major differences between both the Products and to name a few. -Cisco ACI have physical network gear (9K Switches) where the Code runs in ACI Policy Mode & the UCS server where… more »
Top Answer: Once you know your way around the Cisco ecosystem, using Cisco ACI is not so difficult. It is a global product, so when you change one interface, changes are automatically reflected on every switch… more »
Top Answer: Overall, for me, it's a good solution and has been working well.
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Also Known As
Cisco Tetration
VMware Nicira
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Overview

Achieve the security required for today's heterogeneous multicloud environment with Cisco Secure Workload (formerly Tetration). Protect workloads across any cloud, application, and workload--anywhere. Automate and implement a secure zero-trust model for micro-segmentation based on application behavior and telemetry. Proactively detect and remediate indicators of compromise to minimize the impact to your business.

VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). By bringing the operational model of a virtual machine to your data center network, you can transform the economics of network and security operations. NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to VMs with a policy-driven approach.
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Sample Customers
ADP, University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC)
City of Avondale, Lumeta, Kroll Ontrack, Heartland Payment Systems, Baystate Heallth, Exostar, Tribune Media, iGATE, NTT Communications, Synergent, California Natural Resources Agency, Bloomington Public Schools, Columbia Sportswear, Join Experience S.A, Schuberg Philis
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company20%
Financial Services Firm7%
Insurance Company4%
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Financial Services Firm24%
Retailer20%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
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Small Business22%
Large Enterprise78%
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Small Business3%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise83%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise56%
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Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Secure Workload vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Secure Workload is ranked 5th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 2 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 3rd in Cloud and Data Center Security with 24 reviews. Cisco Secure Workload is rated 8.6, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Secure Workload writes "Simple to deploy and provides good application visibility along with micro-segmentation feature". 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". Cisco Secure Workload is most compared with Guardicore Centra, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, vRealize Network Insight and Microsoft Defender for Cloud, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Nutanix Flow, Guardicore Centra, Cisco SD-WAN and Illumio Adaptive Security Platform. See our Cisco Secure Workload vs. VMware NSX report.

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