Application MIcro-segmentation


Enterprises must safeguard high-value applications handling intellectual property, financial data, big-data apps, and other regulated information while also addressing compliance mandates. Traditional segmentation mechanisms using network constructs like VLANs, subnets, and zones with IP-based rules are cumbersome, error-prone, and even impractical in many cases.


The Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP)™ secures the enterprise’s most valuable applications and data—in any data center or cloud environment—in minutes versus days or weeks.

MitigatE Risk for High-Value Applications

Illumio ASP micro-segments applications to secure sensitive east-west communications between high-value applications, or application tiers, running inside any data center or cloud—all while reducing firewall rules and complexity by over 90 percent.

  • Lowers the attack surface of applications down to individual workloads or processes without the need to reconfigure networks (VLANs, subnets, zones, etc.), hypervisors, or applications using nano-segmentation, a more granular form of microsegmentation only available from Illumio.
  • Security adapts automatically to application changes by continuously computing enforcement rules from efficient policies written in plain English.
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Meet Compliance Requirements in Hours 

Illumio ASP helps enterprises meet compliance requirements (PCI, HIPAA, SOX) in hours instead of the weeks to months it takes traditional perimeter-based security solutions.

  • Visualizes application traffic in the regulated environment to help understand workload interactions, evaluate security posture, and analyze policy violations.
  • Simplifies ongoing compliance tasks with security that adapts automatically as applications change.
  • Provides policy-driven, one-click encryption of data in motion (IPsec) across application workloads.
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Secure Big Data Apps without Expensive Hardware

Illumio ASP helps to secure big data environments, such as Hadoop, inside the perimeter.

  • Provides visibility to big data traffic flows in real time for easy troubleshooting.
  • Granular segmentation down to individual data nodes without network or hypervisor changes eliminates the need for expensive, high-throughput internal firewalls and traffic “tromboning.”
  • Security scales and adapts automatically as new big data nodes are brought into service.
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