Virtual Secure Gateway Application Containers
Cisco Virtual Secure Gateway (VSG) container type is used to provide enhanced security in virtual environments. You can use Cisco UCS Director to configure a Prime Network Services Controller (PNSC) in addition to its internal firewall (Cisco Virtual Security Gateway), which is then integrated into an application container.
Cisco VSG is a virtual firewall appliance that provides trusted access to virtual data center and cloud environments. Cisco VSG enables a broad set of multi-tenant workloads that have varied security profiles to share a common compute infrastructure in a virtual data center private cloud or in a public cloud. By associating one or more virtual machines (VMs) into distinct trust zones, Cisco VSG ensures that access to trust zones is controlled and monitored through established security policies.
Cisco VSG provides the following benefits:
Trusted Multi-tenant Access—Granular, zone-based control and monitoring with context-aware security policies applied in a multi-tenant (scale-out) environment to strengthen regulatory compliance and simplify audits. Security policies are organized into security profile templates to simplify their management and deployment across many Cisco VSGs.
Dynamic operation—On-demand provisioning of security templates and trust zones during VM instantiation and mobility-transparent enforcement and monitoring as live migration of VMs occur across different physical servers.
Non-disruptive administration—Administrative segregation across security and server teams while enhancing collaboration, eliminating administrative errors, and simplifying audits.
Cisco VSG does the following:
Enhances compliance with industry regulations.
Simplifies audit processes in virtualized environments.
- Reduces cost by securely deploying a broad set of virtualized workloads across multiple tenants on a shared compute infrastructure, whether in virtual data centers or private/public cloud computing environments.