When I joined Illumio in 2013, I promised Andrew Rubin, Illumio’s CEO and my good friend, "two years max!" Well, two years turned to five and I feel lucky beyond deserving to have been part of the Illumio team for a big piece of the journey thus far. As I leave a successful and rapidly growing Illumio, I had a chance to reflect on the journey and wished to share it.
Segmentation Templates: what are they, what do they do, and why would I use them instead of the wizards Microsoft provides?
In this episode, Darren tells the story about why he built the templates and how he added capabilities to optimize what he experienced during his time as a Windows admin. All this to help customers get micro-segmentation up and running quicker to secure Active Directory and other Microsoft core services.Read more »
VMs, containers, bare-metal servers — oh my.
As applications are increasingly taking advantage of innovations such as virtualization, cloud computing, micro-services and containers, traditional security solutions dependent on physical and logical network boundaries are failing to adequately secure east-west communication.
Review: Micro-Segmentation with Illumio has Justin Warren from PivotNine taking a hands-on approach to evaluate the Illumio Adaptive Security Platform. His review helps contextualize the challenges modern organizations face today when embarking on a micro-segmentation strategy, explaining how Illumio simplifies the complexity and provides the situational awareness to implement an effective security solution.Read more »
One of the largest public universities in the U.S. wanted to take advantage of their available free subscription to a large public cloud as part of their licensing agreement. They were looking to migrate their student web services to the public cloud and achieve high availability. This was their first foray into the public cloud, introducing a new set of challenges, spanning from operational maintenance to security of their hybrid infrastructure.Read more »
I know what you’re thinking...I can do what I need to do with Firewall GPOs and I’ve been doing it for years. While that might be true, have you considered how difficult it can be to build GPOs for custom apps? What about the time it takes to push a change out across your environment? And if you’re like most shops out there, you probably have a mix of some Windows and some Linux where no GPO can go.Read more »