Illumio Adaptive Security Platform Competitors and Alternatives

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Joshua Turner
Manager Network & Security Engineering at Teleflora
Real User
Top 20
Dec 15, 2020
Allowed us to build out a data center topology without worrying about placement of physical or virtual firewalls that can create bottlenecks

What is our primary use case?

We are using it to segregate all of our different environments: staging, production, QA, as well as our applications. We are essentially replacing our traditional, internal firewalls and depending completely on Guardicore to secure all of our applications.

Pros and Cons

  • "The real bonus is the fact that we can secure applications, all the way down to the individual services, on each host. It's actually more granular security than we can get out of a traditional firewall."
  • "The long-term management of the security policies could be improved with some kind of automation platform, something like Chef or Puppet or Ansible, to help you manage the policies after day-one... to then manage the policies and changes to those policies, going forward, through some type of automation process is not turning out to be really easy."

What other advice do I have?

Think of all the possible scenarios that could apply to your network traffic and make sure you test those thoroughly in your PoC. Think about things like clustering, broadcast traffic, and all the different ways you want to be able to either restrict or group traffic. Run through the gambit of scenarios that you could imagine wanting when segmenting your network with a microsegmentation tool and test all of those as much as you can. We haven't run into any issues, but there have definitely been some instances where we assumed the product worked one way and, as a result, we went down a path for…
SenRegdir567
Sr. Regional Director, US East at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Jun 2, 2019
Saves time, resists attacks, and allocates resources properly

What is our primary use case?

The product is primarily used for automating micro-segmentation.

Pros and Cons

  • "A complete and powerful micro-segmentation solution."
  • "It has an uninviting interface."

What other advice do I have?

This product does everything that you need it to do and more. I would definitely rate it a 10 out of 10. It does a lot to provide visibility in a network environment, save time and money, and makes the organization IT operate in much more of a streamlined fashion. We could have chosen other products, but this is the horse that we picked to go in the race.
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