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Pros
"This tool greatly helps in understanding the footprint of the attacks.""We like the centralized management of the firewalls. Until we installed Guardicore Centra, we managed all our firewalls individually, so making changes was complicated, difficult, and time-consuming.""The real bonus is the fact that we can secure applications, all the way down to the individual services, on each host. It's actually more granular security than we can get out of a traditional firewall.""The interface and dashboard are amazing.""Its deception features are great, providing a rich telemetry of lured origins, and are a great resource for any active defense strategy.""From day one, you get threat intelligence. It will immediately block active threats, which has been useful.""The most valuable feature is the visibility of processes and connections."

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"The most valuable features are security and dynamic routing.""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 VMware NSX to be easy to use.""The most valuable features are the micro-segmentation and integrated security options.""The most valuable features are stability and low cost.""Some of the key features I find most valuable are the highly graphical user interface, virtualization of networks, and Microsoft application compatibility. It has all the functionality that we require.""Overall, I would say the solution has been quite stable.""Overall, for me, it's a good solution and has been working well."

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Cons
"In our version, when using the terminal server, we cannot exclude user tasks for each session.""Needs more customization of honeypots and a vaster catalog of systems able to be mimicked.""Sometimes, the speed needs improvement, especially when it comes to the generation of maps, where it can be a bit slow.""The product needs a few features like enhanced user policies and payload-level inspection to improve the offering.""The long-term management of the security policies could be improved with some kind of automation platform, something like Chef or Puppet or Ansible, to help you manage the policies after day-one... to then manage the policies and changes to those policies, going forward, through some type of automation process is not turning out to be really easy.""The maps could go a bit faster. They are useful but slightly slow."

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"Quite a complex solution.""It could be cheaper!""There are sometimes mismatch in the control, the details and what you actually see on the transport note.""The technical support could use some improvement.""One drawback is this solution requires a lot of other products in the VMware ecosystem to have a full end-to-end operation orchestration monitoring. You have to buy a lot of add-ons to fully utilize the functionality.""The training costs a minimum of $3,000, which is expensive and should be reduced.""There are always issues integrating with Cisco.""Everybody needs a network to connect to, and VMware doesn't readily provide one."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Guardicore Centra provides better value for money than NSX, was the other solution that we looked at, which was too expensive for what it does.""Compared to the pricing we were seeing from both Illumio and Edgewise, Guardicore was very competitive.""This is not a cheap solution but you have to consider the bigger picture, which is what it is giving you."

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"There is a license required for this solution, we pay annually.""This solution requires a licence.""The solution is free and the price for the support can be expensive.""The licensing fees are expensive and we pay on a yearly basis.""It is an expensive product, but cheaper than some competing solutions.""VMware NSX is expensive and everything is licensed. We have to pay for each individual feature.""The price of this product is too high.""The price is based on the virtual desktop infrastructure(VDI) side and also is dependant on the size of the environment. The price is expensive and it could attract more purchasers in smaller organisations if it was reduced."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the visibility of processes and connections.
Top Answer: This is not a cheap solution but you have to consider the bigger picture, which is what it is giving you. It provides functionality that is similar in some ways to traditional firewalls and with that… more »
Top Answer: In our version, when using the terminal server, we cannot exclude user tasks for each session. When we upgrade, I expect that we can exclude user tasks for each session from the terminal.
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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Overview

Guardicore Centra is a comprehensive data center and cloud security solution that delivers the simplest way to apply micro-segmentation controls to reduce the attack surface and detect and control breaches within east-west traffic. It provides deep visibility into application dependencies and enforces network and process-level policies to protect critical applications.

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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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Retailer20%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise38%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business27%
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Small Business19%
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Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Guardicore Centra vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
555,139 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Guardicore Centra is ranked 4th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 7 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 3rd in Cloud and Data Center Security with 24 reviews. Guardicore Centra is rated 8.8, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Guardicore Centra writes "Allowed us to build out a data center topology without worrying about placement of physical or virtual firewalls that can create bottlenecks". 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". Guardicore Centra is most compared with Cisco Secure Workload, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro Deep Security and Darktrace, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow, Cisco SD-WAN and Illumio Adaptive Security Platform. See our Guardicore Centra vs. VMware NSX report.

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