NSX Data Security provides visibility into sensitive data stored within your organization's virtualized and cloud environments. Based on the violations reported by NSX Data Security, you can ensure that sensitive data is adequately protected and assess compliance with regulations around the world.

To begin using NSX Data Security, you create a policy that defines the regulations that apply to data security in your organization and specifies the areas of your environment and files to be scanned. A regulation is composed of content blades, which identify the sensitive content to be detected. NSX supports PCI, PHI, and PII related regulations only.

When you start a Data Security scan, NSX analyzes the data on the virtual machines in your vSphere inventory and reports the number of violations detected and the files that violated your policy.