It’s critical to make sure your entire data center – yes, even your security model, is up-to-date, to not only fully realize the benefits, but to guarantee proper protection. For true security in today’s IT world of the software-defined data center and cloud computing, a new security model and architecture are needed. This fresh approach is a virtualized firewall that’s capable of isolating each and every virtual machine, and extends that protection to and from the cloud as a workload leaves and re-enters your computing environment.
VMware, a trusted name in server virtualization, makes this safe software-defined data center vision a reality with its network virtualization platform, NSX (Download white paper here). Using the VMware NSX platform’s extensible service insertion and service chaining capabilities, the virtualized next-generation firewall from Palo Alto Networks is automatically and transparently deployed on every ESXi server. Context is shared between VMware NSX and Palo Alto Networks centralized management platform, enabling security teams to dynamically apply security policies to virtualized application creation and changes. This is accomplished while maintaining the separation of duties between security and virtualization/cloud IT administrators.
The integrated solution provides not only better security, but also operational flexibility and accelerated deployments of business-critical applications. But when it comes to these new technologies that fully support your business’s operations and the security that protects those, a qualified partner is needed.