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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Secure Workload vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"The most valuable feature is micro-segmentation, which is the most important with respect to visibility.""The solution offers 100% telemetry coverage. The telemetry you collect is not sampled, it's not intermittent. It's complete. You see everything in it, including full visibility of all activities on your endpoints and in your network."

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"The most valuable features are security and dynamic routing.""The most valuable features are stability and low cost.""Over the last two years, they've enhanced a lot, especially in regard to integration with OpenStack.""The most valuable features for us at this early stage are the interface and the integration with existing VMware solutions.""I have found the solution to be stable.""I have found the system to be very intuitive, functional, and they have great technology.""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).""Overall, I would say the solution has been quite stable."

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"The multi-tenancy, redundancy, backup and restore functionalities, as well as the monitoring aspects of the solution, need improvement. The solution offers virtually no enterprise-grade possibility for monitoring.""There is some overlap between Cisco Tetration and AppDynamics and I need to have a single pane of glass, rather than have to jump between different tools."

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"Quite a complex solution.""The training costs a minimum of $3,000, which is expensive and should be reduced.""I would like to see automation capabilities in the deployment process.""In the future, the solution should be compliant with internet NIC.""We have been satisfied with the technical support. They were able to solve our problems. However, they could be faster.""Occasionally the licensing is not very clear. They should make it easier to understand.""There are always issues integrating with Cisco.""Everybody needs a network to connect to, and VMware doesn't readily provide one."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price is based on how many computers you're going to install it on."

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"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.""There is a license required for this solution, we pay annually.""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.""The licensing fees are expensive and we pay on a yearly basis.""The price of this product is too high.""The solution is free and the price for the support can be expensive.""You can scale NSX if you have the resources, but it's usually expensive and complex to scale up."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Other then providing micro segmentation capabilities the dashboard provides all required information in single windows for configured workload. With insight feature we even get… more »
Top Answer: Support for all OS as currently they do not support AIX which is normally base OS for any critical Banking Workload  Solution should be able to provide micro Segmentation policy based on process… more »
Top Answer: Micro Segmentation is 1 of the important use case which organization go with Cisco ACI for Agentless  They also got Cisco Tetration for Agent based approach 
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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Also Known As
Cisco Tetration
VMware Nicira
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Achieve the security required for today's heterogeneous multicloud environment with Cisco Secure Workload (formerly Tetration). Protect workloads across any cloud, application, and workload--anywhere. Automate and implement a secure zero-trust model for micro-segmentation based on application behavior and telemetry. Proactively detect and remediate indicators of compromise to minimize the impact to your business.

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
ADP, University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC)
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
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company20%
Financial Services Firm7%
Insurance Company4%
Financial Services Firm24%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
Small Business22%
Large Enterprise78%
Small Business3%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise83%
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise56%
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Secure Workload vs. VMware NSX and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Secure Workload is ranked 5th in Cloud and Data Center Security with 2 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 3rd in Cloud and Data Center Security with 23 reviews. Cisco Secure Workload is rated 8.6, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Secure Workload writes "Simple to deploy and provides good application visibility along with micro-segmentation feature". 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". Cisco Secure Workload is most compared with Guardicore Centra, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform, Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, vRealize Network Insight and Microsoft Defender for Cloud, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Nutanix Flow, Guardicore Centra, Cisco SD-WAN and Juniper Contrail Networking. See our Cisco Secure Workload vs. VMware NSX report.

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