Illumio Adaptive Security Platform

The New Foundation for Data Center and Cloud Security

Illumio’s adaptive segmentation capabilities lets organizations understand and protect their computing assets in minutes, across a range of formats in both data centers and public clouds. 

The result? Faster time to segmenting high-value assets from bad actors, all while reducing the complexity and cost of traditional infrastructure approaches. 

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With a patented, software-only architecture, the Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP)TM provides the new foundation for data center and cloud security by offering a range of segmentation options, including micro-segmentation, and the following highlights:

  • Adaptive segmentation that continuously adjusts to changes in the application environment in real time to keep segmentation enforcement intact. Illumio adaptive segmentation includes coarse-grained segmentation, micro-segmentation, nano-segmentation, and user segmentation. 
  • Coordinated enforcement of adaptive segmentation policy in the workload, network, and through cloud security controls.
  • Live visibility of applications, their components, and traffic flows across all environments, including private data centers and public and hybrid clouds.
  • Encryption of data in motion with policy-based AES-256 IPsec encryption between a mix of Linux/Windows workloads or Linux/Windows workloads and VPN gateways within and across cloud environments and private data centers.
  • No dependency on the underlying infrastructure to support new or existing environments with bare-metal, virtualization, or containers on premises, in the cloud, or across hybrid deployments.
  • Auto-discovery and segmentation policy recommendations or the ability for administrators to define declarative, natural language segmentation policies.
  • Modeling of policy to understand policy impact to the application environment without breaking application functionality.

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Key benefits include:

  • Eliminating blind spots inside data centers and the cloud, and regaining control of your application environment.
  • Control lateral movement by protecting the 80 percent of data center and cloud traffic that is invisible to perimeter firewalls.
  • Immediately detecting unauthorized activity and stopping breaches in their tracks.
  • Enabling secure connectivity inside and between cloud environments and private data centers with simple policy-based IPsec encryption. 
  • Eliminating service delivery delays and deploying applications with security in hours versus days to weeks.
  • Decreasing the number of firewall rules inside the data center by over 95 percent.
  • Making your investments in security detection solutions more effective through reducing investigations of unauthorized communications.
  • A single solution to protect your applications running in bare-metal, virtualized, or containerized environments on premise, in the cloud, or across hybrid cloud deployments.


Illumio ASP extends adaptive security to more enforcement points, using what you already have—including F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM). The integration with F5 BIG-IP LTM enables dynamic programming of ACLs on the F5 BIG-IP based on application changes (e.g., scale out). You get greater value from your IT investments and achieve application segmentation across your F5 BIG-IP LTMs.