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February 14, 2020

Not Your Average Agent

Heather Bates,

This monthly video spotlight explores topics focused on cybersecurity and segmentation.

If you're an IT infrastructure owner or admin and utter something to the effect of "I hate agents" at the mere mention of the word "agent," we get it. Yet, in the spirit of Valentine's Day (or every day for our clients), there are software agents that you will love. 

It's not uncommon to be worried about agents running inside an OS, but before sounding the alarm, let's address the important questions we know you have:

  • How much CPU will it consume?
  • How much storage will it take?
  • Will it use up all of my RAM? 

Illumio TME Neil Patel is back at it to explain why you can set those worries aside. Check out this one-minute video to learn why Illumio's agent is not your average agent.

 

 


So, Illumio's agent – which runs inside application workloads – is lightweight and can be thought of as an antenna? See what UK global asset management firm, Baillie Gifford, has to say about the reality of deploying it:

"We’re always quite sceptical when another agent does come along. The Virtual Enforcement Node (VEN) didn’t add anything to the network throughput. It has a very small footprint, and we deployed it across all 600-700 servers."

Check out the full customer story here.

Dive deeper in the VEN here.

Topics: cybersecurity

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