VMware vShield Edge, part of the vShield family of virtualization security products, provides comprehensive perimeter network security for virtual datacenters. vShield Edge integrates seamlessly with VMware vSphere and includes essential network gateway services that organizations can use to quickly and securely scale their cloud infrastructures.
VMware vShield Edge is an edge network security solution for virtual datacenters that provides essential security capabilities such as port group isolation, network security gateway services and Web load balancing for performance and availability. The solution plugs directly into vSphere and leverages built-in features such as fault tolerance and high availability for unparalleled resiliency. Administrators can centrally manage vShield Edge through the included vShield Manager console, which integrates seamlessly with vCenter Server to facilitate unified security management for virtual datacenters.
Consolidate edge security hardware
vShield allows customers to provision edge security services using existing vSphere resources, eliminating the need for edge security hardware to "air gap" vSphere hosts.
Rapidly and securely provision virtual datacenter perimeters
vShield Edge allows organizations to easily create secure, logical, hardware-independent perimeters ("edges") around virtual datacenter environments, making it easier to leverage shared network resources in multi-tenant IT infrastructures.
Protect data confidentiality over shared networks
vShield Edge provides site-to-site VPN with 256-bit encryption to protect the confidentiality of all data transmitted across virtual datacenter perimeters.
Ensure performance and availability of Web services
vShield Edge efficiently manages inbound Web traffic across virtual machine clusters and includes Web load balancing capabilities that customers can deploy in conjunction with port group isolation and edge security, or on its own.
Facilitate compliance managementProduct Highlights
vShield Edge provides the necessary controls such as detailed event logging and flow statistics that enterprises need to demonstrate compliance with corporate policies, along with industry and government regulations.
- Reduce cost and complexity by eliminating multiple special-purpose appliances, and by rapidly provisioning network gateway services
- Ensure policy enforcement with built-in edge network security and services
- Increase scalability and performance with one edge per organization/tenant
- Simplify IT compliance with detailed logging
- Streamline management using a full-featured interface that integrates with VMware vCenter server and leading enterprise security solutions