Illumio Blog
February 5, 2016

Turn Your Firewall Administrator into Iron Man

Director of Product Management

Mukesh is a seasoned product management leader with 15 years of experience in enterprise security. He drives the software strategy and roadmap for Illumio Adaptive Security Platform.

The Networking 101 class I took 18 years ago started with the concept of static routes that were programmed by humans to connect machines. The first version of the Internet was built on static routes, but as it grew more dynamic, people quickly realized that having humans reprogram the static routes when things fail or change was not sustainable.

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Data Center Operations

February 2, 2016

5 New Rules to Make Escalations More Effective and Efficient

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.

That escalated quickly. I mean, it really got out of hand.” 
—Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

February 1, 2016

How Is Security Like Football?: Superbowl 50 Edition

The Tailgating Security Podcast

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

What do security, football, and human middleware have in common?  Alan and Matt talk football in the Superbowl 50 edition of Tailgating Security. 

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Adaptive Security

January 22, 2016

Finally, a New Way to Secure Windows Servers

Microsoft Subject Matter Expert

System whisperer, scripter, teacher, and manager, Darren has been architecting Microsoft environments his whole career. At Illumio, he is the go-to guy for all things Microsoft Windows.

Windows operating systems are some of the most installed in the world, so it’s understandable they would be an attractive target for hackers. Other than traditional antivirus and malware protection, what else can be done to secure these computers and the networks they live on?

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Data Center Operations

January 13, 2016

Cybersecurity Beyond the High Wall

Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

Nathaniel works at the intersection of technology, policy, and law. He heads the company's thought leadership and public engagement, and oversees its cybersecurity technology strategy.

Many security teams today still defend their systems with a single virtual wall surrounding an open internal network. Even as evidence mounts and experts call for security teams to focus more on the interior, this approach remains popular. The persistence of this approach relies in part on the image of a medieval fortress with its high walls—build the walls high enough, the thinking goes, and the rest will take care of itself. But that’s not how medieval fortresses were defended.

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Adaptive Security