VMware NSX decouples security functions from the underlying physical infrastructure and embeds them directly into the hypervisor, distributing them across the data center. This fundamental shift in how security is delivered overcomes the shortcomings of legacy architectures and allows intelligent security policies to travel with virtual workloads, independent of the physical network topology.
When ARMOR started out, it provided managed-cloud hosting for security-conscious customers in the payments, healthcare, and security industries. Within a few years, however, it became clear that the company had a significant business opportunity to extend its unmatched security services beyond its own environment. VMware NSX™ was the key to doing just that—providing a virtualized network environment to underpin ARMOR’s security-as-a-service solution and to fortify its managed cloud.
NSX enables granular firewalling and security policy enforcement for every workload in the data center, independent of the network topology and complexity making micro-segmentation feasible for the first time.
- Secure User Environments
Micro-segmentation allows NSX to give each desktop it’s own perimeter defense and per-App VPN access from mobile devices, eliminating unauthorized access between adjacent workloads.
- Dynamic Service Insertion
NSX enables security and advanced services, to be dynamically assigned to workloads independent of the underlying physical network, dramatically improving time to response, overall security posture, and 3rd party integration