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"The console and tools are very user-friendly.""Good file integrity monitoring features.""The most valuable feature is the centralized console, which can handle different products that we have.""The most valuable feature is the endpoint protection system."

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"Over the last two years, they've enhanced a lot, especially in regard to integration with OpenStack.""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.""From a security standpoint, the customer was able to better secure critical workloads while routing L2/L3 worked normally, giving them more confidence that they would be ready for any potential security incident mitigation or outage (DR).""The most valuable features for us at this early stage are the interface and the integration with existing VMware solutions.""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.""It's a beneficial tool.""The most valuable feature is the ability to create, develop, and deploy servers in minutes to hours, rather than days.""Overall, for me, it's a good solution and has been working well."

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"They need to develop a more flexible product that can be scaled such that it fits well into a small business or a bigger, enterprise-level solution.""The support is very bad. They're not fast at all. Trend Micro's support is much better.""Could have better reporting capabilities and better support.""This solution clashes with Microsoft defender, which results in performance degradation on the machine."

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"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.""In the future, the solution should be compliant with internet NIC.""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.""There are always issues integrating with Cisco.""The technical support could use some improvement.""Quite a complex solution.""Their licensing model should make it easier to purchase licenses.""I would like to see automation capabilities in the deployment process."

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"Compared to some other solutions, such as CrowdStrike, Symantec is more expensive."

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"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.""We are using a perpetual license to use the solution and we have support.""The price of this product is too high.""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 solution is free and the price for the support can be expensive.""The licensing fees are expensive and we pay on a yearly basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The console and tools are very user-friendly.
Top Answer: We use Symantec Data Center Security for SEP — Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Top Answer: I would recommend this solution. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Symantec Data Center Security a rating of seven. If they improved their data support and customer support, I would… more »
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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Docker containers make it easy to develop, deploy, and deliver applications where containers can be deployed and brought down in a matter of seconds. This flexibility makes it very useful for DevOps to automate deployment of containers. Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced provides agentless Docker container protection that allows you to achieve the performance benefits of Docker without sacrificing security. Full application control enables administrator privilege de-escalation, patch mitigation, and protection against zero day threats in today's heterogeneous data centers.

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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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
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm7%
Financial Services Firm24%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise56%
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Symantec Data Center Security vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Symantec Data Center Security is ranked 7th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 4 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 3rd in Cloud and Data Center Security with 24 reviews. Symantec Data Center Security is rated 7.0, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Symantec Data Center Security writes "Good centralized console, but it needs to be more flexible in terms of deployment". 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". Symantec Data Center Security is most compared with Trend Micro Deep Security, Symantec End-User Endpoint Security, McAfee MOVE AntiVirus, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks and Tripwire IP360, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow, Guardicore Centra and Cisco SD-WAN. See our Symantec Data Center Security vs. VMware NSX report.

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