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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco SD-Access

I think Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) is suited for most types of sites and for most organizations.Only when there is too much variation in the types of sites and their requirements might Cisco SD-Access be less valuable.
Nasir Shaikh | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware NSX

Recommendation 10 for large companies, with a data center with more than 1000 VM's on average is very appropriate, as the security of the environment can be divided between physical firewall and virtual firewall and have another separate management for cases of troubleshooting, having only physical firewall in these In some cases, the rules are immense and this can cause future problems.
For Medium / Small companies, I do not recommend it, as the main one is a physical firewall, (Remembering that NSX does not replace a physical firewall), as smaller companies with less rules, only a physical firewall can be used.
Jorge Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco SD-Access

  • Enhanced user experience
  • Better manageability
Nasir Shaikh | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware NSX

  • Broadcast Suppression: By suppressing broadcast traffic, we have been able to deploy a single VDI network in a /18 network space, allowing for rapid growth and proper DHCP lease timing for a VDI instant clone environment.
  • Networking HA: Leveraging internal mechanisms for high availability, it provides disaster resiliency to a virtual networking environment.
  • Cost Savings: All available features of NSX are licensed simultaneously. Load balancers, firewalls, and routers are all licensed as features, not per object, allowing for the deployment of as many of these objects as are needed.
Christina Harding | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco SD-Access

  • Better functionality with ISE
  • Better documentation of all the config that DNA-C adds to the on-boarded devices
Nasir Shaikh | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware NSX

  • Our biggest challenge is gaining acceptance from network engineers who are used to working with other technologies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco SD-Access

Cisco SD-Access 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I think we got great support from Cisco. We started on this journey with Cisco as a partner and not just a vendor.
Nasir Shaikh | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware NSX

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco SD-Access

No answers on this topic

VMware NSX

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco SD-Access

  • Investment made last year and ROI already showing, because we combined it with our hardware refresh.
Nasir Shaikh | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware NSX

  • We are a company with 300 VM's and few departments, the investment was more for security, putting in ROI, we can mention that environmental security is priceless.
  • We have a simplified understanding of east-west rules, bringing a lot of satisfaction to the user, since creating and modifying rules is a very simple activity.
  • With NSX for virtual environment, the IT team was also very satisfied with the communication without the need for a physical medium (Switch for example). The machines that need more performance, are placed on the same physical Host, as a rule of affinity and with that the performance reaches the expected very easy.
Jorge Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco SD-Access

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

VMware NSX

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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