While VMware NSX® provides a solid foundation for securing virtualized environments, it only solves a piece of the network security puzzle. This brief explains how VM-Series virtual firewalls help ensure network security and regulatory compliance in VMware NSX environments. This integration offers a series of critical business benefits to organizations that depend on virtualized and hybrid cloud environments to help them stay innovative and competitive.


As virtualized instances of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall, VM-Series deployments help maximize segmentation and microsegmentation activities by securing traffic that moves between workloads with different levels of trust. They also limit lateral threat movement to halt attacks that migrate from one compromised virtual machine to others in the environment and prevent data exfiltration when traffic moves from a trusted zone to the outside world.