Secure Your Crown Jewel Applications and
Achieve Compliance

Financial institutions face a mix of risk, compliance, and IT operational challenges and cyber threats. To get a handle on these pressures, organizations are using risk frameworks like MITRE ATT&CK and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF). Furthermore, they are adopting Zero Trust or least-privilege security strategies to protect high-value systems such as SWIFT, payments infrastructure, and cardholder data environments (CDE); stop the lateral movement of bad actors; and keep up with compliance and cybersecurity regimes.


The Illumio Adaptive Security Platform® (ASP) prevents the spread of breaches by delivering real-time application dependency mapping and micro-segmentation. Financial institutions use Illumio to protect critical applications by disrupting the lateral movement of bad actors inside data centers and cloud environments.



Achieve compliance and reduce risk


Use real-time application dependency mapping and apply environmental micro-segmentation to comply with regulations like Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and isolate protected systems such as SWIFT and payments infrastructure. This enables you to: 

  • Validate the scope of covered systems
  • Create rules to detect anomalous behavior and connection attempts
  • Avoid breaking applications via policy modeling and targeted monitoring with live visual feedback and SOC alerts
  • Conduct centralized queries and reports on blocked connection attempts and policy deviations for compliance audits and security investigations

Improve vulnerability and patch management

Overlay third-party vulnerability scan data with an application dependency map to identify an attacker’s potential lateral attack pathways, allowing you to:

  • Prioritize patching strategy
  • Use micro-segmentation as a compensating control
  • Avoid breaking applications by applying the right level of micro-segmentation

Secure heterogeneous compute environments

Deliver a single control plane for architecting and operationalizing security across microperimeters.

  • Create micro-segmentation policies across bare-metal, virtual machines, clouds, containers, load balancers, and switches
  • Program the custom level of micro-segmentation granularity—from environmental separation (coarse-grained) to process-level control (fine-grained)

Activate enforcement points you already have

Avoid cost and complexity that stems from re-architecting your networking backbone and introducing more networking/software-defined networking and data center firewall resources. 

Deploy a Zero Trust security strategy

Enable micro-segmentation with orchestration and analytics to protect financial systems from lateral movement attacks.

  • Gain live visibility into connections and flows across financial applications
  • Understand the attack surface with the combination of application dependency maps and vulnerability maps
  • Create micro-segmentation policies that follow the workload
  • Continuously detect for changes, unauthorized connection attempts, and policy deviations
  • Integrate with third-party SIEM and orchestration tools