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Illumio Named To 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50 List

The ranked list honors the world’s most ambitious and innovative private companies representing breakthrough ideas from all over the world


SUNNYVALE, Calif. – May 16, 2017 – Illumio today announced its inclusion on the fifth annual CNBC Disruptor 50 list. The ranked list honors the world’s most ambitious and innovative private companies that collectively have the potential to impact multiple multi-billion dollar industries.

Illumio has pioneered a new market called Adaptive Segmentation that stops cyber threats. The company’s software solves a long-standing technology gap that has made it possible for hackers to move undetected inside data centers and cloud environments, ultimately allowing them to steal valuable information. Much like an MRI machine, Illumio’s adaptive segmentation technology dynamically maps how applications communicate across data centers and clouds, and then through policy ensures that only the appropriate things are allowed to connect to one another. By instantly pinpointing policy violations due to hackers or human error, Illumio makes it virtually impossible for the hackers to hide or access unauthorized systems.

Customers include nine of the largest 15 financial institutions in the U.S., and four of the top seven global Software-as-a-Service companies. "Just as many of the world’s most trusted brands have turned to Illumio for data center and cloud cybersecurity, we are equally honored by this recognition by CNBC," said Andrew Rubin, CEO and co-founder of Illumio. "We are building the company that is becoming the new foundation of cybersecurity in the data center and cloud."


Illumio experienced bookings growth of 400 percent from the first to second year in market, and was also recently awarded three new patents for its breakthrough adaptive segmentation technology.


The company was selected from more than 800 nominated companies. More information about the methodology can be found here.


About Illumio

Illumio stops cyber threats by controlling the lateral movement of unauthorized communications through its breakthrough adaptive segmentation technology. 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, Oak Hill Advisors, 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 or follow us @Illumio.


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