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Cisco Virtual Security Gateway

Enhance and Simplify Virtual Security

Achieve regulatory compliance and simplify audit processes with the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG). VSG:

  • Provides multitenant access with granular, zone-based, and context-aware security policies
  • Supports dynamic provisioning of security policies and trust zones during virtual machine (VM) instantiation and policy portability during virtual machine (VM) movement
  • Helps reduce errors and promotes collaboration across server, network, and security teams while retaining separate administrative responsibilities
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Features and Capabilities

Improve Virtual and Cloud Security Services

Cisco VSG integration with the award-winning Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch provides the following operational benefits:

  • Flexible deployment – Cisco VSG supports Layer 3 and Layer 2 modes; each Cisco VSG protects multiple physical servers.
  • Performance acceleration – Cisco VSG offloads packet-intensive processing to the Cisco Nexus 1000V distributed switch to optimize performance.
  • High availability – Deploying Cisco VSG in active-standby mode helps ensure high availability.
  • Cloud security – Cisco VSG extends zone-based firewalling service to virtual machines on VXLAN through updated segmentation features.

Implementing this virtual security gateway with the Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall in a virtual multi-tenant data center security solution provides tenant edge, intra-tenant, and inter-tenant virtual and cloud security.

Cisco VSG and the ASA 1000V provide complementary functionalities. The VSG provides virtual machine context-aware and zone-based security capabilities. The ASA 1000V provides tenant edge security and default gateway functionalities. Together, they provide a trusted and comprehensive virtual and cloud security portfolio.

Easily Manage Security

Cisco VSG and ASA 1000V can be transparently managed and deployed by a centralized management center, the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller.

Choose Your Deployment

You can deploy the Cisco Virtual Security Gateway in one of two ways:

The Cisco Virtual Security Gateway data sheet includes requirements for each deployment option.

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