Illumio immediately appeared on HGC’s radar as a leader in Zero Trust and micro-segmentation. The team evaluated other solutions, including those from existing technology partners, but ultimately found Illumio to be the perfect fit.
“Illumio Core proved to be technically superior, not just in terms of what it offers, but also its functionality and how it works. It was the most mature solution that actually delivers on its promises in a way that’s stable and consistent.”
Illumio has “changed the entire work practice,” said Jacqueline. The team gained a clear understanding of application and workload connections and behavior through the real-time application dependency map. Visual feedback and automated policy creation have reduced operational effort by 25 percent – eliminating time previously spent trawling through firewall logs.
Moving at the speed of their fast-growing business, HGC segmented all of its high-value assets within four months, replacing ten firewalls and dramatically reducing hardware costs in the meantime.
As for “the benefit you can’t buy,” according to Jacqueline: “A Zero Trust posture was a necessity for HGC and Illumio accelerated us on that journey. This has given us peace of mind – and you can’t put a price on that.”
Jacqueline was keen to highlight the effort that went into making the implementation a success. “Illumio goes the extra mile for customers, and that fits with the HGC values. It’s all about the customer.”
As HGC continues to expand its footprint globally, Illumio’s network-agnostic approach to micro-segmentation ensures security will adapt and scale with them – enabling transformation, not disrupting it. The HGC team anticipates continued efficiencies and savings as they extend Illumio across the entire corporate network.