Nathan sought “true micro-segmentation,” which led Investa to Illumio Core.
Independent of underlying infrastructure, Illumio Core delivers visibility and granular control across any data center and public cloud environment.
“The initial deployment of Illumio agents was easy,” according to Nathan. Soon after, the real-time application dependency map, known as Illumination, provided fast value. Investa had newfound visibility into the interconnections between applications and workloads – and a quick lesson learned: “Don’t make assumptions about your environment,” Nathan said. “Our application environment was more sophisticated than we originally thought. This insight validated our decision to use Illumio; designing traditional firewall policies to provide the same level of protection would have been far more complicated and time-consuming.”
Investa gleaned insights into how critical business applications work, how users connect with different systems, and unnecessary connections that present risk. These discoveries gave the team plenty to address and were critical to informing policy decisions while offering significant peace of mind.
“The visual feedback makes it easy to paint a clear, accurate picture of the controls we have in place for our executives. It assures them that we know exactly what is talking to what. No one wants to be the company that gets breached, but if that happens, we have peace of mind that it will be contained.”
The mapping and policy decision processes have also enhanced relationships with application owners and teams. As Investa deploys new applications in the cloud, Illumio Core will continue to be an enabler of transformation – without sacrificing security.