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VMware NSX-T Service Insertion and Gigamon GigaVUE Cloud Suite

We are delighted that our valued partner, Gigamon, and it’s GigaVUE Cloud Suite has met the certification requirements for VMware NSX-T  service insertion. 

Service Insertion for NSX-T

The concept of service insertion is key for the NSX platform, enabling users to seamlessly add third party applications at various points throughout the network. Having a robust ecosystem of partners provides maximum flexibility for NSX-T, allowing customers to add partner functionality, tailored to their unique requirements without degrading performance elsewhere in the software-defined data center (SDDC). Partner applications are put through a rigorous certification process ensuring the highest level of interoperability and reliability.

With the certification, GigaVUE Cloud Suite is now interoperable with VMware’s NSX-T and vCenter Server through APIs for improved agility and reduced manual management tasks. Gigamon customers now have comprehensive application visibility across complex hybrid environments, including east-west traffic, at scale.

VMware NSX-T Service Insertion and Gigamon GigaVUE Cloud Suite

Learn more

Please join the VMware and Gigamon teams at a joint webinar, Illuminate Applications in VMware-based Clouds to Secure and Optimize, on June 30, 10 am PDT. Learn about NSX service insertion, Gigamon GigaVue, and the advantages and a demo of Gigamon next-generation network visibility solutions.

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Security Field Day #XFD3 with the VMware NSX Security Team


The Gestalt IT team is back with another exciting set of  Field Day presentations. Multiple IT product vendors, including VMware, and independent thought leaders will share information and opinions in a presentation and discussion format. The complete VMware agenda and speaker lineup for the morning of the 14th is listed in detail below.

In summary, VMware’s focus for #XFD3 is why a new approach to security is required in the modern era. This security vision is present across all of the solutions, technologies, and bundles that we are bringing to the market. The VMware speakers, Dhruv, Stijn, Ray, and Ashish are planning to cover diverse topics ranging across Service-defined Firewall (SDFW), IDS/IPS, NSX Intelligence, DDoS, and WAF.

We will live-stream the virtual event this Thursday, May 14th from 8-10am PST. Don’t worry if you are unable to make it live, all videos will be posted here,  for On-Demand viewing post-event.
Live streaming now complete. The OnDemand videos follow.  Please see the full agenda with the detailed description of each presentation below. 
Video 1: Dhruv and Stijn discuss the  VMware Service-defined Firewall is an innovative approach to internal firewalling


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Tech Field Day #TFD21

We are expecting another action packed day and of course it will be streamed live from this blog. Don’t worry if the timings for the live event don’t work for you. We’ll record each session and embed here for easy Ondemand viewing.

The theme for the day is Modernize, Connect and Manage your Network. With representatives from across VMware including Cloud Foundation, vSAN, NSX and vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) we have all our bases covered.

Here is the latest agenda:


















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Postcard From San Francisco (RSAC 2020)

There was plenty to see and hear at this years RSA conference, not the least of which was the VMware announcement of a modern data center security solution for today’s private and public clouds

I can report there was brisk business at the the booth with plenty of questions on our solution. Booth duty is not everyone’s favorite but I always look forward to the opportunity to hear directly from customers. There are often questions we don’t have the answers to, but it helps us keep our focus in the areas that matter the most.

My colleague Vivek  has already done a fantastic job blogging on our intrinsic security story and our announcements at this year’s event. I wanted to share some great explainer videos from our executive team.

Unshackle Legacy Security Restrictions for 2020 and Beyond

In this 20 minute video, Part#1, Tom Gillis, VMware SVP/GM of Networking and Security, covers how new data center and branch security approaches can prevent attacks in the enterprise.


Part#2 is a live demonstration of how to protect lateral traffic in the DC

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Network Field Day #NFD22

VMware Networking Field Day Logo

NSX: Networking and Security

Join us for #NFD22. The agenda is locked down and our in-house VMware experts are ready to go! They will be sharing their NSX know-how on the following:

Here is a snapshot of the agenda and demo times:

VMware Networking Field Day Agenda



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