Mondi found a strong partner in Illumio Core. “We strive to be one step ahead, and we definitely want to initiate innovations. Illumio is a major technological advancement that is quite unique in the marketplace.”
By harnessing the power of Illumio’s host-based approach that decouples segmentation from the network, Mondi’s global rollout progressed quickly. Illumio Core’s real-time application dependency map provided immediate value. The team gained comprehensive visibility of East-West traffic and connectivity between workloads.
As Thomas explained, “It took us only three hours to perform an initial analysis of our network traffic, which is extremely efficient. We previously spent years trying to obtain this information and process it in such a way that it is useful to us, without success.”
With the map as their baseline for application behavior across the entire network, they “found things that were really difficult to explain.” But just as easily as they can detect abnormal behavior or policy violations, they can click on the map to restrict or authorize access.
“Given the mathematical complexity of the interdependencies in a highly fragmented network, Illumio provides unparalleled and practical traffic transparency. This allows us to manage all traffic and to discover misconfigurations and malicious activity rapidly.”
The speed and simplicity with which Mondi can now protect critical applications would have been virtually impossible with manual, traditional network segmentation methods. “In comparison with a conventional firewall system, the cost-benefit analysis demonstrates the enormous advantage of Illumio’s solution.”
With Illumio Core, Mondi gets innovation and security that they can sustain and call a success.