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February 4, 2020

6 Reasons Why You Need Stateful Firewalls for Segmentation

Director, Office of the CTO

Rupesh leads Illumio’s Office of the CTO Technology Exploration and Innovation team responsible for strategic and disruptive innovation. He also focuses on technology partnerships, early stage competitive, and technical due diligence of M&A.

I recently wrote about the concept of state and context for firewalls. But to understand why stateful firewalling is vital to security segmentation, you have to understand the why and where enterprises segment.

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December 10, 2019

A Community for Innovation: Illumio Labs

Director, Office of the CTO

Rupesh leads Illumio’s Office of the CTO Technology Exploration and Innovation team responsible for strategic and disruptive innovation. He also focuses on technology partnerships, early stage competitive, and technical due diligence of M&A.

Much work goes into protecting our environments – and despite this we often cannot secure everything we need to without additional insights or technical acumen to extend the capabilities of our technologies or teams.

We hear this frequently in conversations with networking and security teams, so we decided to do something about it by launching Illumio Labs.

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December 6, 2019

Understanding Firewalls Through the Lens of Stateful Protocol Inspection

Director, Office of the CTO

Rupesh leads Illumio’s Office of the CTO Technology Exploration and Innovation team responsible for strategic and disruptive innovation. He also focuses on technology partnerships, early stage competitive, and technical due diligence of M&A.

Firewalls have been a foundational component of cybersecurity strategy for enterprises for a very long time. Due to this critical role firewalls play, they have gone through massive product feature additions and enhancements over the years. I wanted to focus on one particular feature that dates back to 1994 Check Point Software Technologies: stateful inspection.

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