Given their security challenges, the team turned to Illumio as they sought a new approach to segment their environment to prevent the spread of threats. With Illumio Edge, they were up and running in a day since Zero Trust segmentation is enforced on the endpoint, not on the network – which they did not have to touch.
To enforce with total confidence, Illumio Edge was first deployed in policy test mode to understand and see current peer-to-peer communications between user laptops. With this visibility as their baseline, they enforced Zero Trust policies that blocked all network communications between endpoints, except inbound traffic and services that were explicitly allowlisted. The team could breathe easy knowing that by creating policies with a baseline of visibility, they would not interrupt employee productivity or spark help desk calls.
Illumio Edge also gives them the ability to immediately see blocked traffic between endpoints to understand any potential lateral movement of malware or attempted employee peer-to-peer traffic. With this visibility, they can investigate suspicious traffic or, if need be, refine policy to account for business needs.
These communication insights are easily reportable and shown in list views from the Illumio Edge dashboard. The firm can quickly and efficiently respond to client audits to prove that they are adequately protecting their campus network from ransomware and malware threats