VMware® NSX® Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark

Version 6

    Independent cyber risk management advisor and assessor Coalfire was sponsored by VMware to create an industry first Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark report. Coalfire conducted an audit of the VMware NSX micro-segmentation capabilities to develop this benchmark report detailing the efficacy of NSX as a security platform. In the attached report you will find details of the testing performed and Coalfire's conclusions detailing how VMware NSX -


    • Meets an established definition of micro-segmentation by enabling the combination of foundational security capabilities (detailed in the report)
    • Was validated to map to the NIST Special Publication 800-125B “Secure Network Virtual Configuration for Virtual Machine (VM) Protection” recommendations for protecting virtual environments
    • Can help organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements such as PCI DSS through granular level security policy control and visibility