VMware released starting NSX-T Data Center v3.2 a new feature named “NSX Application Platform“. But what is this new functionality about, and what value does it bring to a NSX environment?
Well, to provide more security services in a more efficient way, VMware has decided to create NSX Application Platform (NAP) which is a container-based environment running on a Kubernetes cluster.
Talking about new security capabilities, what are exactly those features.
There are four features in total that can be added to an existing NSX setup, and it’s up to you to decide which ones you’d like to install after the deployment of NSX Application Platform.
- VMware NSX® Network Detection and Response™
- VMware NSX® Malware Prevention
- VMware NSX® Intelligence
- VMware NSX® Metrics
Let’s jump back to NSX-T v3.0 or even v2.5 for a moment to better explain and understand what has changed and why hosting now these features on Kubernetes.Continue reading