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Comparing Products for Microsegmentation in Virtualized Data Centers

Summary

Microsegmentation has reached top of mind of technical professionals involved with security in virtualized architectures. This research compares and contrasts four frequently requested products: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, Illumio, vArmour and VMware NSX.

Published: 29 June 2017

ID: G00321031

Analyst(s): Joerg Fritsch

Table Of Contents

Comparison

Analysis

  • Control and Performance of Filtering East-West Traffic in Virtualized Environments
    • Control and Performance of Filtering East-West Traffic With Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
    • Control and Performance of Filtering East-West Traffic With VMware NSX
    • Control and Performance of Filtering East-West Traffic With vArmour
    • Control and Performance of Filtering East-West Traffic With Illumio
  • Support for Workload Mobility On-Premises
  • Interoperability With Third-Party Security Vendors and Invasiveness
    • Interoperability of Cisco ACI
    • Interoperability of VMware NSX
    • Interoperability of vArmour DSS
    • Interoperability of Illumio
  • Control and Efficacy of Filtering North-South Traffic
    • Control and Efficacy of Filtering North-South Network Traffic in VMware NSX
    • Control and Efficacy of Filtering North-South Network Traffic in Cisco ACI
  • Visual Policy Creation Tools
  • Control and Efficacy of Filtering East-West Traffic of Physical Servers and Networks
  • Attribute-Based Security Policies and Security Tags
  • Technology Risk
    • Support for Workload Policy Mobility Between On-Premises and Off-Premises
    • Support for Workload Mobility Between On-Premises and Off-Premises With Cisco ACI
    • Support for Workload Mobility Between On-Premises and Off-Premises With VMware NSX
    • Support for Workload Mobility Between On-Premises and Off-Premises With Illumio
    • Support for Workload Mobility Between On-Premises and Off-Premises With vArmour
  • Separation of Duties
    • Separation of Duties in VMware NSX
    • Separation of Duties in Cisco ACI
    • Separation of Duties in Illumio and vArmour

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