Joe chose Illumio Core™ (formerly ASP) and led the team on a fast track to success. Partnering closely with Illumio’s professional services and project management from the get-go proved invaluable, as Joe explained:
“The Illumio team was very hands-on, streamlined our process, and provided top-notch support. With their help building policies, it took just three weeks to be fully up and running in test mode, which was key to visualizing and confirming policies against traffic flows. Within another few weeks, we moved into enforcement with confidence that it wouldn’t disrupt performance.”
Fowler also selected Illumio Core for its native enforcement capabilities. The ability to leverage their existing Windows firewalls to enforce policies further validated Joe’s choice over the alternative: the tedious work of manually programming firewall rules for segmentation.
While Illumio Core met their initial key requirements in short order – a lightweight, easy-to-deploy solution for East-West segmentation – the small team has found immense added value in the power of the real-time application dependency map.
“Illumio has changed the way we look at security. A significant reason for this is the visibility the map gives us into different traffic patterns, from the 10,000-foot view of our environment down to the workload level,” said Joe. “We can’t achieve that with any other tool. And the visual assurance makes it easy to add workloads, maintain segmentation, and identify any issues.”
What’s next for Joe and team? They plan to leverage Illumio Core’s SIEM integration for additional security and operational insights into their Illumio-secured environment.