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NIA: For Illumio, security means trust no one
This article is part of the Network Evolution issue of February 2016 Vol 7 / No. 1
Illumio is the latest winner of this month's Network Innovation Award, in recognition of its Adaptive Security Platform. According to Illumio, security in the modern data center requires a whitelist approach based on what is -- and isn't -- normal behavior inside the network and among workloads. To say Illumio's Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) takes a granular approach is an understatement. It can segment traffic and enforce policies down to the level of what happens among virtual machines or even with individual processes in one VM. Because it's not tied to the network, the platform can protect private data centers and public cloud environments -- without requiring any changes to subnets, zones and VLANs. SearchNetworking editor Jessica Scarpati spoke with Illumio security gurus PJ Kirner, the company's co-founder and CTO, and Alan Cohen, its chief commercial officer. The following interview has been edited for length and clarity. What problem are you trying to solve with Illumio's ASP? PJ Kirner: Data centers evolved to ...
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