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"The flexibility of the solution is its most valuable feature."

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"The most valuable features are stability and low cost.""The most valuable features are ease of use and user interface.""The most valuable features for us at this early stage are the interface and the integration with existing VMware solutions.""It's a beneficial tool.""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.""It gives more security and micro-segmentation. It helps to set network configurations in an easy way.""The most valuable features are the micro-segmentation and integrated security options."

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"The interaction we've had with the support team hasn't been ideal. Technical support should be improved."

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"VMware NSX could improve by having more compatibility with other none Window-based operating systems.""I would like to see automation capabilities in the deployment process.""Everybody needs a network to connect to, and VMware doesn't readily provide one.""The technical support could use some improvement.""We have done three installations and we have not had any critical issues. The time it took for the installation was approximately two days. However, they should provide better documentation.""They need to enhance their technical support.""There are always issues integrating with Cisco.""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."

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  • "The licensing fees are expensive and we pay on a yearly basis."
  • "It is an expensive product, but cheaper than some competing solutions."
  • "The price of this product is too high."
  • "This solution requires a licence."
  • "VMware NSX is expensive and everything is licensed. We have to pay for each individual feature."
  • "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."
  • "I was not involved in the purchase of the solution but I hear it is on the expensive side."
  • "There is a license required for this solution, we pay annually."
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    I really like the management dashboard, the tailor-made assurance, the telemetry, and the ease of integration with all other solutions of VMware, such as vSphere.
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    Overview

    Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) helps you stop cyber threats, improve understanding of risk, and simplify security operations for applications in and across data center and cloud environments. It's adaptive segmentation capabilities lets organizations understand and protect their computing assets in minutes, across a range of formats in both data centers and public clouds.

    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
    Plantronics, NTT Innovation Institute Inc.
    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
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    Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is ranked 6th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 1 review while VMware NSX is ranked 3rd in Cloud and Data Center Security with 25 reviews. Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is rated 8.0, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Illumio Adaptive Security Platform writes "Good flexibility and excellent scalability with good technical and informational guides". 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". Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is most compared with Guardicore Centra, Cisco Secure Workload, Zscaler Internet Access, Forescout Platform and Appgate SDP, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow, Guardicore Centra and Check Point CloudGuard Network Security.

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