Illumio Blog
May 22, 2015

The DevOps and Security Manifesto

Chief Commercial Officer

Alan is a technology veteran known for company building. He leads Illumio’s go-to-market strategy and customer engagement life cycle.

Early in Illumio’s history, I saw the future of DevOps security. The CISO of an electronics manufacturer brought us in to help secure a new support service that was built entirely in the cloud. After meeting with the security team, we were introduced to the application development team who cast a cold eye on our technology. About five minutes into the demo, the group’s manager asked to take control of the keyboard and start using our software. “I know how to use this. It’s like network-security Chef,” he said with a wry smile. He flew through the UI.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

May 21, 2015

Network Security History Minute: A Tale from the On-Call Pager

Regional Systems Engineer

Jason has been fascinated by anything that goes beep since the Atari 2600. He is responsible for helping customers understand and deploy the Illumio Adaptive Security Platform.

It’s true: I have been in the IT field long enough to have carried an on-call pager. For those lucky enough not to recall “beepers” and the obnoxious noise they created, they were small, playing card–sized devices primarily carried by doctors. You can still see them in many movies of the 1980s and early 1990s. 

For IT professionals—well, at least for me—carrying the on-call pager was a source of anticipatory anxiety, increased blood pressure, and sleepless nights. Yes, it was that bad.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

May 20, 2015

SANS Institute: Take Their Security Survey Today

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Dana is a veteran product marketer in the field of network and data center security. He’s focused on helping companies understand Illumio’s products and solutions.

For security professionals, having the latest news, information, and training is a critical part of our daily jobs. Thanks to the folks at SANS Institute, getting timely, consistent, and qualified knowledge on security topics has never been easier.

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Cloud Computing, Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

May 18, 2015

The Golden Era of Innovation: Jerry Yang, Founder, AME Cloud Ventures

The Tailgating Security Podcast

Illumio's Alan S. Cohen and Matthew Glenn riff on adaptive security, industry trends, and life itself.

Tailgating Security’s Alan Cohen and Matthew Glenn talk to Jerry Yang about the evolution of technology beginning with his days at Yahoo, the ebbs and flows of security, and what it means to be a mentor.

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Adaptive Security, Illumio News, Data Center Operations

May 14, 2015

Enterprise Security Teams Share Their Security Practices

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Dana is a veteran product marketer in the field of network and data center security. He’s focused on helping companies understand Illumio’s products and solutions.

In a previous blog, I elicited crowd-sourced feedback on the approaches being used to secure the insides of enterprise data centers and public cloud deployments. First, let me thank everyone who spoke to us or emailed their feedback. We also gathered feedback and insights from security leaders and IT practitioners who visited our booth at last month’s RSA Conference.

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Cloud Computing, Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations