Illumio Blog
March 5, 2015

Security Party Games: “Would You Rather” Edition

Technical Evangelist, Illumio

Jimmy Ray couldn't make a living playing video games and catching fish so he became an engineer. As Illumio's technical evangelist, he keeps it real and ensures you always get the most up-to-date, spin-proof good word on technology.

[Cue computer voice] Greetings Professor Falken. Shall we play a game?

Okay, here we go. Would You Rather: Have a security breach OR install a piece of security gear that results in an accidentally blocked service?

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Data Center Operations

March 4, 2015

8 Steps to Secure Your Data Center in the Distributed Computing Era

Senior Director of Product Marketing, Illumio

Chandra heads the product and technical marketing functions at Illumio. He is a technology aficionado, and was a software developer in a past life.

It's no secret that information security has failed to keep up with the speed of business and IT. While data centers have become increasingly dynamic, accommodating rapid application changes and on-the-fly deployments that span private and public clouds, security has remained relatively static, based on perimeter appliances like firewalls or other network chokepoint devices that leave the insides of the data center vulnerable to attack.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

March 3, 2015

Need a Good Reference for Linux iptables?

Technical Evangelist, Illumio

Jimmy Ray couldn't make a living playing video games and catching fish so he became an engineer. As Illumio's technical evangelist, he keeps it real and ensures you always get the most up-to-date, spin-proof good word on technology.

Last night I finished reading the Linux iptables Pocket Reference by Gregor N. Purdy. Not bad at all to be honest. Now, keep in mind this is a pocket reference book like Ugly’s Electrical Reference—but even smaller. It’s a whopping 82 pages long.

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Illumio News

March 2, 2015

We Don't Make Everyone See the Raiders & Other Illumio Misconceptions

The Tailgating Security Podcast

Illumio's Alan S. Cohen and Matthew Glenn riff on adaptive security, industry trends, and life itself.

On Illumio's 100th day in the market, Alan S. Cohen and Matthew Glenn clear up several misconceptions about the company. Topics include how Illumio works with perimeter firewalls, whether the product can only be used to enforce security, and how many different things have been roasted on the Illumio spit.

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Adaptive Security, Illumio News, Data Center Operations

February 26, 2015

A Brief History of the Firewall

Senior Editor

Alana is Illumio's resident word nerd and comma cowgirl. She also manages the Illumio blog.

To really understand the security landscape we’re living in, we need to put it in the context of what’s been happening until now. A key part of network security—since, well, the beginning of the networkhas been the firewall. So, we offer to you a brief history of the firewall.

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Data Center Operations