Illumio wins USAF SBIR Phase II zero trust award
On September 20, Sunnyvale, CA-based Illumio Inc. announced it has been selected for an AFWERX Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract award by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), following a Phase I award. The new award will further adoption of Illumio Core and provides the visibility, attack containment and segmentation needed to accelerate Zero Trust initiatives and secure important digital assets in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.
“With ransomware and advanced attacks on the rise, agencies and commands are turning to a Zero Trust model to reduce risk and improve cyber resilience, and micro-segmentation is a key pillar of a successful Zero Trust architecture,” said Mark Sincevich, federal director and SBIR lead at Illumio. “Now, Illumio can better support customers with risk-based visibility and micro-segmentation to ultimately help the Department of the Air Force further their Zero Trust initiative and meet the goals laid out by the Secretary of the Air Force and the recent Executive Order on cybersecurity. Illumio is proud to be part of our nation’s cyber defense strategy, and we look forward to expanding the value we can deliver to the Department of the Air Force.”
With Illumio Core’s vulnerability mapping, automated security policy creation and enforcement, Department of the Air Force customers can implement Zero Trust segmentation to stop attacks from being able to spread throughout an agency’s or command’s network. Security teams can easily see their risk on a map that pinpoints applications whose workloads are creating unnecessary risk and block common pathways which are used by ransomware and other cyberattacks to spread. By stopping attacks from moving throughout an agency or command, customers can drastically limit the impact of these attacks so they can continue to accomplish their missions.
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