Illumio Advantages vs. VMware NSX
Simplify micro-segmentation while accelerating NSX outcomes with Illumio
We offer complete visibility across the enterprise
Visualization is a critical first step for successful micro-segmentation. We have a real-time map of workload and application communications across the entire global infrastructure – at any scale – including all data centers, clouds, hypervisors, containers, and bare-metal servers.
We work in any environment
Efficient micro-segmentation requires a solution that secures your entire enterprise regardless of the variety of hypervisors, operating systems, clouds, or networks. We are hypervisor, infrastructure, and cloud agnostic, for simple and consistent protection
We have automated, graphically-driven policy management
Micro-segmentation shouldn’t be complex. Our automated, intuitive policy creation workflow allows you to tune allowlist policies to the desired granularity and enforce – in a couple clicks. You save time and reduce risk innate to a more manual approach like NSX.
We provide a simple and efficient labeling system
Inconsistent workload labeling can produce complexity that generates dangerous mistakes. Illumio uses a simple four-dimensional labeling scheme that removes the chances of error. Trying to build reliable policy using randomly applied TAGs is a risky approach.
We have one unified platform, one console, one architecture
Less is more when it comes to security. With Illumio Core, you get a unified approach to visibility and micro-segmentation in a single product. NSX requires multiple tools to try to achieve the same end, but still comes with limitations.
We are a leader in Zero Trust
Micro-segmentation is foundational to Zero Trust security. Forrester evaluates Zero Trust platform providers and recognized Illumio as the leader with the highest score in current product offering.
“Illumio allows us to see all of the communication flows in our live production environment and to test firewall rules without facing outages. Implementation was was easy and we were making configs within 2 days.”
“Excellent platform for visualizing network traffic and protecting high value applications.”
“Illumio Is An Excellent Network Segmentation Platform. Illumio has been an excellent partner and has shown their commitment to ensuring that our project has been successful.”
“Excellent product covering a wide range of operating systems with a highly integrated and ergonomic management interface.”
“We needed to do segmentation without readdressing or migrating servers to new VLANs. Illumio’s maps show clearly who is talking to who.”
"Illumio provides a level of visibility of the network to a new level. Intuitive GUI which helps with explaining this critical technology to application teams."
“Product has provided solid results allowing us to meet commitments for regulatory requirements, customer demand for the financial business services we provide.”
“Illumio made it possible for us to move workloads from on-prem to the Azure cloud and then to the AWS cloud easily, and not compromise any of the security for our Windows workloads.”
“We had a compliance need which required us to enable firewalls on approximately 500 internal systems within a 3-month period. Without the ability to map and visualize traffic … we would not have been able to achieve the goal within the timeline.”
“Illumio provides an intuitive, reliable and easy to deploy micro-segmentation solution. Illumio customer support, training and vendor engagement & service is excellent.”
“From purchasing to implementation the Illumio team has been well organized. Their technical skills and project management has been outstanding as we worked to implement their product into my environment. They have put me at ease every step of the way.”