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Comparing Products for Microsegmentation in Virtualized Data Centers

Published: 29 June 2017

ID: G00321031

Analyst(s): Joerg Fritsch

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.

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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