VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards

VMware NSX Enables New Levels of Security, IT Automation and Application Continuity to Government Organisations

VMware NSX® has achieved the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+ certification under the Common Criteria Evaluation and Certification Scheme. 

The certification validates that VMware NSX satisfies stringent US Government security standards and requirements for deployment. VMware NSX enables Government departments and agencies, international Governments and agencies, and other highly regulated industries and sectors to implement network virtualisation to modernise data centres, integrate with public clouds and transform security. 

VMware's software-defined approach which includes VMware NSX can deliver greater efficiency and security for existing systems while enabling a modern infrastructure that is both cloud and new-app ready. 

Common Criteria is an internationally recognised standard (ISO-15408) that defines, validates, and assures security features and capabilities of IT security products and is often required by government procurement sales. 

At its core, VMware NSX addresses security, automation and application continuity. 

  • Micro-segmentation - In order to prevent the lateral spread of threats in the data centre, VMware NSX enables micro-segmentation, which embeds security into the hypervisor layer to enable the use of granular, attribute-defined security policies.
  • Automation - VMware NSX empowers organisations to fully realise the benefits of automation to include networking and security resources, enabling self-service, "zero touch" model for service provisioning and delivery.
  • Application continuity - If disaster occurs across multiple data centres and spans both public and private cloud environments, VMware NSX application continuity can significantly speed recovery times eliminating the need for manual reconfiguration.

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