Illumio Advantages over Guardicore


We are a Zero Trust Leader

Forrester evaluates Zero Trust platform providers and recognized Illumio as the leader with the highest score in current product offering.


We scale without limits

Hundreds of thousands of workloads are a walk in the park for us. We don't limit the number of rules per workload to just a thousand. Only Guardicore has those limits.


We never harm performance or add latency

The high-performance firewalling capabilities we rely on never harm application performance or add latency. Guardicore forces the high-speed OS kernel to wait for their outside agent to do its job and send the packet back at the cost of performance and latency.


We never hack your OS

We leverage the high-performance firewalling capabilities in the OS without hacking the OS kernel. This is what Guardicore's inline agent does, disrupting the natural flow of packets and negating OS support agreements.


We accurately map applications

We never cut corners to deliver inaccurate or imprecise workload and application mapping. Our labeling and mapping uses the most accurate source of metadata on hand, not requiring heavy manual intervention to fix inaccuracies.


We are built for security

We visualize applications and overlay vulnerability scan data to quantify risk. We use this to automate segmentation policies to further minimize risk.

Interested? Here's how our 30-day trial works

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Sign up and we'll send you credentials to get started.

Number 2

You'll receive a simple step-by-step guide on how to install on hosts in your test or staging environment.

Number 3

Map, create, and test security segmentation policies at your own pace for 30 days.

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4.5 stars



OCTOBER 2, 2019

“As a company, Illumio are hugely customer-focused and determined to see a successful delivery. They have been easy to work with throughout and beyond the implementation. Their product is exceedingly powerful and easy to use.”

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September 18, 2019

“The solution does what we needed and is not overly complicated to maintain. The user interface is logical and easy to use.”

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September 13, 2019

“Illumio has proven to be an invaluable tool in monitoring and identifying traffic flows within our network. The interface is clean and mostly easy to use (and constantly being improved and fine tuned).”

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September 23, 2019

“The product has given us visibility into our network that we have not had before. I love the efficient way Illumio lays out the visibility within our systems. The layout of the SaaS implementation is very intuitive and easy to learn.”

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July 15, 2019

“We needed to do segmentation without readdressing or migrating servers to new VLANs. Illumio’s maps show clearly who is talking to who.”

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August 26, 2019

"Very responsive pre-sales and professional services implementation team. Project management was a particular strong point."

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August 22, 2019

“One of the biggest benefits we have seen with Illumio is the ability to easily visualize data flows and dependencies between services. This has allowed us to improve solutions and tighten security without impacting service”

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September 6, 2019

“Illumio made it possible for us to move workloads from on-prem to the Azure cloud and then to the AWS cloud easily, and not compromise any of the security for our Windows workloads.”

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August 22, 2019

“We had a compliance need which required us to enable firewalls on approximately 500 internal systems within a 3-month period. Without the ability to map and visualize traffic … we would not have been able to achieve the goal within the timeline.”

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September 10, 2018

“Illumio simplified the management of firewall rules. We were able to create rules based on observed traffic while using the product in monitor mode.”

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August 8, 2019

“When we saw how much setting up traditional firewalls between all of our applications/servers, we went down the rabbit hole and discovered micro-segmentation and evaluated various vendors. Illumio was by far the best choice for us, hands down.”

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