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October 29, 2019

Reflecting on This Year's Forrester Wave for Zero Trust

Vice President of Product Management

Matthew is a 20-year industry veteran with experience in five successful start-ups. He is responsible for Illumio’s product lines and product strategy.

Last year after a briefing with an analyst from Forrester, we were encouraged to participate in Forrester’s Zero Trust Wave. Who were we to decline? For those of you who are not familiar, Forrester is the analyst firm that has been espousing Zero Trust as a security philosophy. Of note – Zero Trust is a proactive security strategy, rather than a detection-based strategy.

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October 18, 2019

"We should have done this years ago": A History of Decoupling

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Katey focuses on go-to-market strategy including voice of the customer. She has over a decade of enterprise IT experience working with global regulators, financial services, and Fortune 100 corporations.

Breaking up isn’t always hard to do. Sometimes things run their course, and a relationship outlives its usefulness. Our only regret is not realizing it sooner!

Remember toll plazas?

We used to have to pay tolls in cash to collectors at checkpoints on highway and bridges. It was a terrible bottleneck. Highways are there to get you where you need to go quickly. Tollbooth checkpoints are the opposite of quick. They just slow everyone down.

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cybersecurity

October 8, 2019

Fire Your Firewall for Segmentation: It's Slow to Deploy

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Why hack in when you can log in? That is the wisdom of attackers today.

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September 30, 2019

Divide and Conquer: Why It's Time to Unlock Security From the Network

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Katey focuses on go-to-market strategy including voice of the customer. She has over a decade of enterprise IT experience working with global regulators, financial services, and Fortune 100 corporations.

Network segmentation is a well-known approach to network security and has been lauded as a way to improve security and reduce your attack surface. At Illumio, we talk a lot about the value of our product being the best solution for segmentation because our software actually allows network and security teams to “decouple” – that is, allow the security segmentation policy to be independent of network infrastructure and constraints.

But you might ask yourself: why is that important? Here’s your Decoupling 101.

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cybersecurity

September 18, 2019

Better Containing Threats in a Containerized World

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Katey focuses on go-to-market strategy including voice of the customer. She has over a decade of enterprise IT experience working with global regulators, financial services, and Fortune 100 corporations.

It is a DevOps world – and the rest of us are just living in it.  While this isn’t the case entirely, it can feel this way given how often we hear about DevOps, microservices, and containers.

Truth be told, it was clear in 2015 when we began securing Docker containers that DevOps and the continuous software delivery process was already bringing tremendous business and technical value. Containers break applications into more manageable pieces for more efficient software development that gets new applications and features into the hands of users and customers quickly.  

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cybersecurity