Illumio is an American business data center and cloud computing security company.

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  • One of the largest public universities in the U.S. wanted to take advantage of their available free subscription to a large public cloud as part of their licensing agreement. They were looking to migrate their student web services to the public cloud and achieve high availability. This was their first foray into the public cloud, introducing a new set of challenges, spanning from operational ma...

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  • I know what you’re thinking...I can do what I need to do with Firewall GPOs and I’ve been doing it for years. While that might be true, have you considered how difficult it can be to build GPOs for custom apps? What about the time it takes to push a change out across your environment? And if you’re like most shops out there, you probably have a mix of some Windows and some Linux where no GPO can g...

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  • Have you ever wondered what the difference is between the Advanced Windows Firewall and Windows Filtering Platform (WFP)? Or maybe you’re like most people and have never even thought of WFP. In the fourth episode of our podcast series on Illumio in the world of Microsoft, we answer that question and discuss why one is better than the other for enforcing micro-segmentation. 

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  • Heading into the holidays, you might expect the world of cybersecurity to slow down as people turn to mistletoe and family dinners, but it's doing just the opposite. This week we had government attribution for WannaCry, a new report on the future of cybersecurity in Asia, and more passwords you probably shouldn't be using...

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  • This article was originally published on SecurityWeek.com. "It’s much more pleasant to be obsessed over how the hero gets out his predicament than it is over how I get out of mine." — Woody Allen Today, security is kind of an artisanal industry. With a total addressable market north of $85 billion per year – and not one player above 5 percent – it is a chaotic industry of niches: Endpo...

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  • It’s time for the third episode in our podcast series focusing on the world of Microsoft. In this episode, I talk to Darren (resident Illumio Microsoft SME) about the things we do in the world of Microsoft, covering everything from how we leverage existing profiles and  infrastructure to how we work in environments that are mix of Microsoft and non-Microsoft platforms. We even talk a bit about som...

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  • In my role, I spend a lot of time looking at and thinking about technology trends, with a sharp focus on how security is reaching limits and breaking. This is what drives me as we build products to address market requirements. The whole reason Illumio exists is because I saw that firewalls are reaching limits and needed to be rethought in the age of the cloud.  As is tradition this time of yea...

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  • Improving your own security, and changing the way we think about how we tackle security in the first place. Here's what I'm reading this week:

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  • Defining micro-segmentation...that’s straightforward. How to select the right technology to get the full benefit from micro-segmentation...not quite as simple. The Truth About Micro-Segmentation breaks down the components of today’s micro-segmentation technologies (VMware NSX, Cisco, Illumio, etc.) to give you the knowledge you need to determine the right approach for you.

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  • A major electronics company in the unified communications space were investing in developing their customer-facing SaaS application using a public cloud environment. Focused on their IoT technology, they were looking to deploy a management SaaS application for the very first time to gather business insights about customer experience.

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  • We’re back with the second episode in our podcast series featuring Illumio's resident Microsoft expert Darren Wolstein. Darren brings two decades of Microsoft admin and architect experience to the conversation and in this episode, we talk about an email from a friend that piqued his interest in micro-segmentation. 

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  • We're back this week from a short Thanksgiving break, getting caught up on the news of the week from net neutrality to net-connected toys. Filling in for Nathaniel Gleicher, here's what I'm reading: 

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  • A major hedge fund in the US with over $10B under management wanted to segment their high-value client databases and trading systems—without re-architecting their applications or infrastructure. The enhanced focus on cybersecurity was driven from leadership’s increased concerns around critical information assets and compliance requirements.

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  • This week, we’re kicking off a series of podcasts with Illumio’s resident Microsoft expert, Darren Wolstein, who brings two decades of Microsoft admin and architect experience to the conversation.

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  • Team Illumio's on the go, demoing and discussing micro-segmentation and data center and cloud security far and wide. We're recapping our whereabouts every month, and if we're coming to a town near you, we'd love to meet.  Don't miss us at the following events this December.

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  • Planes, robots, and vulnerabilities! Cybersecurity news this week included a number of stories focused on just what the new automonous society we are building will look like, and what we need to do to keep that society safe:

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  • Tailgating Security: we're back!  In this mid-season update, Alan Cohen and Matt Glenn discuss the differences between network and security segmentation. What are the operational and architectural constructs of network versus security segmentation? What are the different approaches to security segmentation? How do cost and complexity considerations come into play for the increasingly ...

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  • An uptick in corporate espionage, security as friction, and the continuing effort to deceive our robot overlords:

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  • BadRabbits, corporate hackback, and nation-state targeting of our critical infrastructure. It's been a busy week:

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  • In 2014, Illumio revolutionized micro-segmentation by introducing the Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) with distributed, host-based enforcement that includes real-time visibility and security for all data center and cloud computing environments. As our solution and our customers mature, we’ve seen Illumio extending into new areas, many of which are critical regulated environments with ...

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  • The Jedi Mind Trick: Originally from the movie "Star Wars." In it, Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi displays how the Force can have an influence over people. It’s generally used when one causes another to perform a totally uncharacteristic action – like someone trying to protect the network when they really want to protect their applications.

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  • From analysis of the new WiFi WPA2 vulnerability, to targeting the real threats facing the financial markets and a new pentest report courtesy of @HydeNS33k, here's what I’m reading this week:

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  • "Old security models like firewalls, IPS, etc. simply don’t work in today’s cloud-based software-defined world. A new flexible security model is needed that wraps security policy around workloads independent upon how that workload is hosted, be it bare-metal, hypervisor, container, server less, or its placement, be it on or off prem. ONUG is excited about the work Illumio and other mem...

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  • Development and IT teams are always looking for ways to deliver and scale applications and services faster. Getting anything into production, however, requires security teams to assess security requirements and create policies – a process that can slow down progress with days or weeks worth of meetings, planning, and testing before going live.

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