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October 20, 2017

"You Must Protect the Network..." and Other Jedi Mind Tricks

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.

The Jedi Mind Trick: Originally from the movie "Star Wars." In it, Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi displays how the Force can have an influence over people. It’s generally used when one causes another to perform a totally uncharacteristic action – like someone trying to protect the network when they really want to protect their applications.

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Adaptive Security

September 18, 2017

How to Align Micro-Segmentation Policy Creation With Your Organization

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.

This blog post takes you through an example scenario of how Illumio’s multi-dimensional labeling allows organizations to generate micro-segmentation policies by aligning policy creation with their organizational structure one of the most unique capabilities of the Illumio Adaptive Security Platform.

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Adaptive Security

April 6, 2017

Network vs. Security Segmentation – Don’t back your Winnebago into the compact car spot

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.

The need for segmentation as security strategy has evolved quite a bit. From the early days of networks to the complex data center and cloud environments of today, the approach organizations take to segmentation hasn’t kept pace. Anyone trying to use traditional segmentation approaches to address new security challenges will quickly discover it falls short of meeting both expectations and security requirements.

However, this hasn’t stopped vendors and some organizations from trying to fit the proverbial square networking peg into the round security hole. Spoiler alert: it just won’t fit.

What you really need is Security Segmentation.

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Adaptive Security, Illumio News

June 17, 2016

Hollywood vs. Illumination: CopyCat Edition

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.

Every summer, Hollywood releases derivative or copycat films. Consider that when Christopher Nolan (director of Batman Begins, Inception, and others) wrote and directed The Prestige, another studio found out about the project and immediately kicked off The Illusionist. For every Babe there is a Gordy. Imitation is often the best form of flattery, but all too frequently the copy does not equal the original—it is just a movie studio making up for a deficiency in its lineup or trying to make some money.

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Adaptive Security, Illumio News

November 2, 2015

The Mathematics of Adaptive Security

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.

Enterprise security teams are charged with maintaining the “perfect” set of security policies. In their pursuit of the perfect security policy, they are often the department of slow (because the pursuit of perfection takes time). At the same time, “to err is human…”

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Adaptive Security