Illumio Unveils Zero Trust Endpoint Protection Solution, Illumio Edge

Illumio, a global provider of visibility, segmentation, and control of all network communications across any endpoint, data center or cloud, has launched its new solution, Illumio Edge. As a Zero Trust endpoint protection solution, Illumio Edge would significantly reduce the risk of ransomware and malware propagating laterally throughout an organization.

This solution makes every endpoint a Zero Trust endpoint, blocking all unnecessary inbound network communications to significantly reduce the risk of malware spreading peer to peer without the fear of false positives. By making every endpoint a Zero Trust endpoint, organizations can better secure users as they now work from anywhere.

Illumio Edge would go beyond traditional endpoint cybersecurity tools to prevent the spread of malware and ransomware after an initial compromise. It delivers containment by default to significantly reduce an organization’s attack surface.

Andrew Rubin
“We believe Illumio Edge is a fundamental shift to strengthen cybersecurity practices for organizations of all sizes, and we’re excited to partner with an innovative leader like CrowdStrike to bring this to market at mass scale today,” said Andrew Rubin, CEO and co-founder of Illumio.

By pairing malware detection from “next-generation” Anti-Virus (NGAV) or Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions with Illumio’s endpoint Zero Trust, organizations can not only stop known malware, but also block zero-day threats and unknown malware by preventing lateral movement between endpoints.

“As organizations were forced to transform overnight to allow for remote work, a host of endpoint security issues that have either been ignored or invisible until now were brought to the forefront,” said Andrew Rubin, CEO and co-founder of Illumio. “We built Illumio on an innovative, forward-thinking foundation and have been listening to our customers’ requests for a better solution to combat lateral movement on the endpoint. We believe Illumio Edge is a fundamental shift to strengthen cybersecurity practices for organizations of all sizes, and we’re excited to partner with an innovative leader like CrowdStrike to bring this to market at mass scale today.”

Partnership with CrowdStrike

Illumio is also announcing today a partnership and integration with CrowdStrike (Nasdaq: CRWD), a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. Fully managed in the cloud, users can enable this new offering either via a lightweight Illumio agent or, through this partnership with CrowdStrike via an existing CrowdStrike Falcon agent. Illumio Edge will be available in the CrowdStrike Store in July.

“We are proud to add Illumio to our growing CrowdStrike Store ecosystem. CrowdStrike customers can further maximize their investment in the CrowdStrike Falcon platform by leveraging Illumio Edge to further fortify their organizations against the lateral movement of malware without the need for any additional agents,” said Michael Sentonas, chief technology officer of CrowdStrike. “Illumio Edge combined with CrowdStrike’s instant visibility and protection across the enterprise will bring Zero Trust to every endpoint regardless of location and will offer our customers the most complete threat prevention capabilities, all seamlessly accessible through the CrowdStrike Falcon platform.”