Adaptive Segmentationmicro-segmentation December 22, 2020

How Cathay Pacific Fast Tracked Segmentation and Compliance Success with Illumio

Heather Bates, Sr. Content Marketing Manager

“Attacker sophistication just keeps improving … How do you make it difficult for them?” 

With this question looming over General Manager of Infrastructure, Operations, and Security, Kerry Peirse, Cathay Pacific determined to implement a Zero Trust security strategy and redouble its focus on segmentation to prevent the lateral movement of attackers and malware.

Kerry and team sought to make life difficult for attackers with a micro-segmentation solution that makes life easier for the organization. This led Cathay to Illumio Core and Illumio Edge for end-to-end Zero Trust and micro-segmentation. 

Time is of the essence in matters of lateral movement protection and PCI compliance, and Illumio’s simpler approach to micro-segmentation put Cathay on a fast track to success: “Our overall implementation time was less than three months, which is very fast. If you try and do that on a network-based level, you're talking 12, 18 months.”

Hear their story in this video with Kerry Peirse, General Manager of Infrastructure, Operations, and Security. Kerry recounts:

  • Cathay’s requirements for segmenting their critical systems and protecting vast troves of customer data.
  • How Illumio proved indispensable while chasing down an attack.
  • The added value to the organization that goes above and beyond any product capability. 


To learn more about Cathay's story from Head of Infrastructure Engineering, YC Chan, read on here.  

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