Federal Government

Stop the Lateral Spread of Malware

End-to-End Zero Trust for Mission Completion

The network security perimeter has been replaced by a focus on users, applications, and workloads. Federal agencies and commands must shift to a Zero Trust security strategy focused on micro-segmentation of East-West traffic to achieve mission success as part of a layered cyber defense.

Illumio’s approach to end-to-end Zero Trust through host-based micro-segmentation allows agencies and commands to support remote work operations, comply with cyber resilience standards, and enable defensive cyberspace operations (DCO).

Illumio accelerates Zero Trust for Defensive Cyberspace Operations


Gain real-time visibility


Reduce your attack surface


Implement Zero Trust faster

Illumio Core and Illumio Edge are decoupled from the network, making it simple to deploy and scale across on-premises, clouds, and containers. Host-based micro-segmentation enables agile Zero Trust deployments without re-architecting networking infrastructure.


Meet federal certification and reporting requirements

Illumio is the first enterprise segmentation vendor that is certified against the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria Protection Profile for Enterprise Security Management, Policy Management v2.1.

Illumio certifications include:


Gain real-time visibility into your application environment

Illumio’s application dependency map, Illumination, enables you to:

  • Accurately identify the scope of security mandates for federal standards like OMB M-17-09, CISA BOD 18002, FISMA, DHS CDM (Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation), NIST CSF (Cybersecurity Framework)/NIST 800-53, and CMMC/NIST 800-171, and NIST 800-207
  • Design Zero Trust micro-perimeters across your on-premises data center, multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, containers, and endpoints


Reduce your dynamic attack surface

Host-based micro-segmentation breaks up your attack surface and gives you granular control to:

  • Obstruct lateral movement attacks and contain the spread of ransomware
  • Enable firewall change management to keep up with remote work, IT Ops, DevOps, and security operations
  • Continuously maintain your segmentation posture
  • Deliver Zero Trust “at birth” of new workloads and containers


Achieve faster and safer end-to-end Zero Trust

Illumio programs the native firewalls in each host to: 

  • Enable micro-segmentation that scales across heterogenous systems, virtual machines, and containers. 
  • Seamlessly integrate with hardware firewalls, load balancers, routers, and NAC.
  • Avoid risks, costs, and complexity from re-architecting the network and deploying more firewalls. 
  • Take advantage of integrations with hardware firewalls and EPP to align Zero Trust policies across your security investments.


ACC on Zero Trust Architecture

"Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) is the future of cyber security within the Air Force … I’m passionate that zero trust networks are the key for how we achieve cyber space superiority in the 21st Century … Zero trust is about a strategy."

Lt. General Chris Weggeman, Deputy Commander, ACC (Air Combat Command), USAF 

Accelerating DISA’s Zero Trust Adoption

"The move to maximum telework has also accelerated a cybersecurity paradigm shift that we will outline in our upcoming ‘zero trust’ reference architecture. … We are moving towards more micro-segmentation in this cybersecurity model with zero trust."

Vice Adm. Nancy A. Norton, DISA Director

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4.5 stars



OCTOBER 2, 2019

“As a company, Illumio are hugely customer-focused and determined to see a successful delivery. They have been easy to work with throughout and beyond the implementation. Their product is exceedingly powerful and easy to use.”

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September 18, 2019

“The solution does what we needed and is not overly complicated to maintain. The user interface is logical and easy to use.”

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September 13, 2019

“Illumio has proven to be an invaluable tool in monitoring and identifying traffic flows within our network. The interface is clean and mostly easy to use (and constantly being improved and fine tuned).”

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September 23, 2019

“The product has given us visibility into our network that we have not had before. I love the efficient way Illumio lays out the visibility within our systems. The layout of the SaaS implementation is very intuitive and easy to learn.”

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July 15, 2019

“We needed to do segmentation without readdressing or migrating servers to new VLANs. Illumio’s maps show clearly who is talking to who.”

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August 26, 2019

"Very responsive pre-sales and professional services implementation team. Project management was a particular strong point."

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August 22, 2019

“One of the biggest benefits we have seen with Illumio is the ability to easily visualize data flows and dependencies between services. This has allowed us to improve solutions and tighten security without impacting service”

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September 6, 2019

“Illumio made it possible for us to move workloads from on-prem to the Azure cloud and then to the AWS cloud easily, and not compromise any of the security for our Windows workloads.”

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August 22, 2019

“We had a compliance need which required us to enable firewalls on approximately 500 internal systems within a 3-month period. Without the ability to map and visualize traffic … we would not have been able to achieve the goal within the timeline.”

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September 10, 2018

“Illumio simplified the management of firewall rules. We were able to create rules based on observed traffic while using the product in monitor mode.”

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August 8, 2019

“When we saw how much setting up traditional firewalls between all of our applications/servers, we went down the rabbit hole and discovered micro-segmentation and evaluated various vendors. Illumio was by far the best choice for us, hands down.”

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