Illumio Blog
March 14, 2017

Security is No Match for Human Error

Head of Product Marketing

Chris helps customers understand benefits of and connect with Illumio solutions. He heads up the product marketing and technical marketing teams at Illumio.

"To err is human, to persist in error is diabolical." 
— Georges Canguilhem

Recently we saw a big disturbance in the force. A big portion of the world’s largest cloud service provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS), was taken down owing to human error. A single admin making a simple mistake had widespread impact across companies that run their applications in AWS and on everyone who consumes AWS-hosted SaaS apps, including thousands of enterprises and millions of consumers.

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Cloud Computing, Adaptive Security

January 31, 2017

The Evolution of Adaptive Segmentation

CTO and Founder

PJ is a technologist and architect focused on complex distributed system solutions. He’s responsible for Illumio’s technology vision and platform architecture.

I believe that innovation comes from people who have an unstoppable drive to improve the world and are placed in an environment with constrained resources. This is why top sports players have their best games when playing against the most challenging opponents. And “threading the needle” wouldn't mean much if the eye of the needle wasn’t so tiny. It is exactly these challenging and constrained environments that innovators who have it in their veins look for, and are the cauldron from where innovations are conceived.

The Illumio journey started in such an environment (as many successful startups do).

For us, it began in a world where choke-point firewalls were not able to keep up and deliver security segmentation that was sufficiently dynamic to keep up with today’s modern data center and distributed application needs. Dev ops, microservice architectures, public cloud, and containers are all parts that fueled the evolution of the dynamic and distributed data center, but were causing strain and tension on those traditional security segmentation solutions.

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Cloud Computing, Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

September 28, 2015

Compliance Through a Different Lens

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Dana is a veteran product marketer in the field of network and data center security. He’s focused on helping companies understand Illumio’s products and solutions.

While the impacts of recent cyberattacks, high-profile data leaks, and compromised personally identifiable information (PII) are still being understood, credit card data breaches continue to plague enterprises. Unfortunately, 2014 was a watershed year for credit card theft as hundreds of millions of cards were stolen in a variety of attacks against organizations that took (or processed) payments from their customers. For many enterprises, these breaches occurred despite the fact these organizations took steps to protect this crucial data.

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Cloud Computing, Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

July 24, 2015

Illumio Named Cloud Disruptor of the Year

Senior Editor

Alana is Illumio's resident word nerd and comma cowgirl. She also manages the Illumio blog.

Business Intelligence Group just named its 2015 Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing, and guess who made the list? Illumio was named Cloud Disruptor of the Year in the startup category. The crowd-sourced awards recognize "companies, executives, and services whose innovative approaches are helping to accelerate the development and adoption of the cloud in the consumer and business markets."

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Cloud Computing, Illumio News

May 20, 2015

SANS Institute: Take Their Security Survey Today

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Dana is a veteran product marketer in the field of network and data center security. He’s focused on helping companies understand Illumio’s products and solutions.

For security professionals, having the latest news, information, and training is a critical part of our daily jobs. Thanks to the folks at SANS Institute, getting timely, consistent, and qualified knowledge on security topics has never been easier.

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Cloud Computing, Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations