Cybersecurity Company Illumio Unveils Its Supercluster Technology

Illumio, a cybersecurity company delivering micro-segmentation that works across any data center, public cloud, or hybrid cloud deployment on bare-metal, virtual machines, and containers, has announced full availability of its PCE Supercluster – designed for enterprise-scale real-time application dependency mapping and micro-segmentation deployments.

Today’s applications require organizations to utilize both data center and cloud environments for their most critical assets and data. PCE Supercluster would enable IT to micro-segment without re-architecting the network or putting the onus on organizations to stitch together solutions that do not scale. Illumio’s micro-segmentation and visibility solution would scales well beyond 100,000 workloads.

“Security solutions that cannot scale with an organization’s infrastructure put the burden on customers to make sacrifices that can result in security gaps,” said Matthew Glenn, VP of product management, Illumio. “When we read different breach reports, these misconfigurations can be the point of entry for bad actors. The beauty of PCE Supercluster is that for the first time IT organizations have full global visibility, centralized management, and consistent enforcement of micro-segmentation policies across multi-region infrastructure at very large scale – finally, true global application workload protection through micro-segmentation.”

Global enterprises have thousands to hundreds of thousands of workloads sprawled across a combination of private and public clouds with bare-metal, virtual machines, and containers. The traditional approach to segmenting global data centers would use any combination of VLANs, data center firewalls, SDN, and other networking technologies that are complex to deploy, operate, and manage.

Keeping track of VLANs, IP addresses, subnets, and managing policies as well as firewall rules would require a virtually endless treadmill of infrastructure re-architecting to keep pace with application security needs.

Visibility Across All Data Centers and Clouds

In contrast, Illumio’s PCE Supercluster enables micro-segmentation without any dependency on the network to deliver:

  • Global real-time application dependency mapping and visibility across all data center and cloud workloads.
  • Micro-segmentation security policies that follow the workloads everywhere at a global scale.
  • A federated security control plane that scales to hundreds of thousands of workloads.
  • Automated disaster recovery for global security policies.
  • Alignment of Zero Trust security practices with fault isolation, high availability, and disaster recovery objectives.
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