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10 Biggest Moments From Illumio’s Biggest Year

authorAiden Herrod, Marketing Program Specialist
authorMarch 8, 2023

2023 marks Illumio’s 10th year of offering Zero Trust Segmentation solutions that bring an end to catastrophic ransomware attacks and breaches.

This year was possible through a confluence of so many exciting developments and initiatives, not to mention the tireless efforts of everyone on the Illumio team.

To mark Illumio’s 10th anniversary, here are 10 highlights from a record-breaking, jam-packed fiscal year for the Zero Trust Segmentation company.

1. Illumio is Leader in 2 Forrester Waves

According to Forrester, Illumio “is the choice for organizations wanting predictable microsegmentation at scale.”

Illumio’s designation as a Leader in the Forrester New Wave: Microsegmentation, Q1 2022 added to its position as a Leader in the Forrester Wave: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q3 2020.

“Enterprises looking for a solution that is ahead of the requirements for the future of work and want a holistic Zero Trust offering should evaluate Illumio,” said Forrester.

To learn what both reports say about Illumio, read the recap here.

2. Zero Trust Impact Report proves Zero Trust ROI

ESG’s recent Zero Trust Impact Report highlighted the importance of prioritizing Zero Trust when building out a modern cybersecurity strategy. In fact, their research found that 90% of organizations are focused on advancing Zero Trust initiatives.

The report, surveying 1,000 IT and security leaders, validated Zero Trust security using ZTS as a surefire choice for achieving better business and security outcomes.

ESG found that organization prioritizing ZTS can:

  • Avert 5 cyber disasters annually
  • Save $20.1 million in application downtime
  • Accelerate 14 more digital transformation projects each year

Read ESG’s full report here.

3. Illumio announces Illumio Endpoint

Illumio Endpoint was released as a new solution extending ZTS to end-user devices. It stops endpoint ransomware from spreading across the hybrid attack surface so that the first device that gets infected is also the last.

The expansion to Illumio Endpoint marked Illumio’s transition to being a multi-product company, paving the way for more exciting releases in the future.

4. Bishop Fox: Illumio ZTS stops ransomware in 10 minutes

Red team specialists from Bishop Fox conducted emulated attacks to measure the effectiveness of Illumio Core against active ransomware threats.

The emulation found that ZTS stops attacks from spreading nearly 4 times faster than standard detection and response capabilities alone – in less than 10 minutes. Rigorous testing from reputable sources like Bishop Fox continues to validate Illumio’s strengths as a security solution that maximizes results and ROI.

Read Bishop Fox’s findings here.

5. Illumio is “In Process” on the FedRAMP Marketplace

Illumio Government Cloud, which includes Illumio Core and Illumio Endpoint, achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®) In Process designation at a moderate impact level.

That is why Illumio’s investment in FedRAMP shows our continued dedication to investing in the mission to realize a future without high-profile breaches alongside federal agencies.

6. Brooks implements ZTS with Illumio

Running gear company Brooks chose Illumio ZTS when they needed to reduce their cyber risk and ensure business continuity in the face of an inevitable breach. Illumio helped Brooks quickly implement a flexible segmentation solution that immediately yielded results for Brooks. They experienced zero application downtime or user impact when they implemented Illumio ZTS.

Read more about Brooks Illumio ZTS implementation in this customer story.

7. New technology partnerships

Illumio announced several joint solutions with key technology partners in 2022, including Armis, Appgate, and Cylera. These partnerships aim to help customers reduce risk and build resilience to cyberattacks across different environments.

8. Channel recognition and momentum

Illumio received channel recognition throughout 2022. Illumio was a winner of CRN’s Partner Program Guide and a runner-up for the Tech Innovator Award. Illumio’s Rebekah McAdams, Global Director of Field and Channel Marketing, was also named a CRN Woman of the Channel for 2022.

Illumio was also named one of the 10 Hottest Cloud Security Tools and Products for the channel.

9. Illumio bolstered leadership team with Mario Espinoza and Gary Barlet

Illumio named Mario Espinoza as chief product officer and Gary Barlet as federal field chief technology officer in 2022.

Mario brings almost two decades of experience in network, cloud, and data security as he looks to lead Illumio’s product strategy and management. And Gary brings nearly 3 decades in the U.S. federal government leading security and IT teams for multiple agencies, including the Department of Defense.

10. Record performance for all top-line metrics

Despite recent economic uncertainty, Illumio’s fourth quarter delivered record performance for all top-line metrics, with bookings of over $100 million. The company added its largest number of new customers and the highest amount of net new annual contract value (NNACV) in company history in a single quarter.

Illumio’s customer base now includes approximately 20% of the Fortune 100, and the company’s gross retention rate increased during the year to 97%. These metrics are a strong reflection of the risk reduction and ransomware mitigation that Illumio ZTS is delivering to organizations worldwide.

Contact us today to learn more about Illumio ZTS.

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