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Illumio CEO on Fighting Ransomware via Endpoint Segmentation

Illumio CEO on Fighting Ransomware via Endpoint Segmentation

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Illumio has extended its segmentation capabilities from servers and workloads to endpoints to minimize damage in the event of a ransomware attack, CEO Andrew Rubin says.

The Silicon Valley-based company can now stop the spread of breaches and ransomware inside servers, cloud workloads and endpoints. But unlike servers, users often connect their endpoint devices to Wi-Fi in unsecure locations such as an airport or a Starbucks, meaning Illumio needed to enhance its policy engine. In both cases, he says, the spread of ransomware is thwarted due to the elimination of lateral movement (see: Cybersecurity Leadership: Cut Through the Zero Trust Hype).

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