VM-Series on VMware® NSX® enables you to deploy advanced security policies within software-defined data centers (SDDCs) to identify, control and safely enable data center applications, as opposed to port, protocol and IP address-based policies, while inspecting all contents for known and unknown threats.
The integrated solution allows for the automated provisioning and deployment of next-generation firewalls and advanced threat prevention, ensuring security stays in lockstep with your ever-changing, virtualized infrastructure. You can centrally manage consistent security policies across north-south and east-west data center traffic with Panorama™ network security management.
As virtualized applications are instantiated, they are placed in security groups in VMware NSX Manager, which are recognized by Panorama and the VM-Series. Security groups then become the basis of the advanced security policies that are deployed to each VM-Series virtualized next-generation firewall.
Automated Provisioning and Deployment
Integration between Panorama and NSX Manager allows a VM-Series virtualized firewall to be dynamically provisioned on demand. This means anytime a new workload is provisioned, next-generation security can be deployed simultaneously.
Dynamic Policy Updates
As workloads change, security policies will often lag or cause deployment delays. To minimize these delays, the integrated solution will exchange contextual information between NSX Manager and Panorama to drive policy updates. This results in a dramatic reduction in delays that may occur between workload changes and security policy updates.