Illumio's PJ Kirner Named an Innovator of the Year

Illumio CTO and Founder Wins Silver in Best in Biz 2015 Award

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Dec. 2, 2015 Illumio CTO and founder PJ Kirner has been named a silver winner in the Innovator of the Year category by Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. In 2013, Kirner, along with CEO and co-founder Andrew Rubin, established Illumio to provide organizations with protection against the 80 percent of data center and cloud traffic missed by perimeter security technologies.

Illumio has emerged as a highly innovative cybersecurity company with its first-of-its-kind adaptive security technology backed by top investors and technology leaders including Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Formation 8, BlackRock Funds, Accel Partners, Data Collective, John W. Thompson, Marc Benioff and Jerry Yang.

PJ leads Illumio’s technology vision and the architecture for the Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP)™, the only software to deliver live visibility, segmentation and instant encryption that constantly adapts to changes in computing environments. With Illumio ASP, security is always kept intact, including during moves, changes and orchestration, regardless of where a workload resides and without any dependency on the network or hypervisor.


“This award is also a recognition of the Illumio team: Their hard work, dedication and innovation allow me to succeed as a technology leader and bring our adaptive security technology to data center and cloud security,” said Kirner.

About Illumio

Illumio delivers adaptive security for every computing environment, protecting the 80 percent of data center and cloud traffic missed by the perimeter. The company’s Adaptive Security Platform™ visualizes application traffic and delivers continuous, scalable, and dynamic policy and enforcement to every bare-metal server, VM, container, and VDI within data centers and public clouds. Using Illumio, enterprises such as Morgan Stanley, Plantronics, Salesforce, King Entertainment, NetSuite, and Creative Artists Agency have achieved secure application and cloud migration, environmental segmentation, compliance, and high-value application protection from breaches and threats with no changes to applications or infrastructure. For more information, visit www.illumio.com or follow us @Illumio.

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