|Cloud computing security|
|Industry||Data Center and Cloud computing security|
|Founders||Andrew Rubin, P.J. Kirner|
|Products||Adaptive Security Platform|
The initial $8 million round of venture capital was led by Andreessen Horowitz. Steve Herrod, former CTO of VMware and managing director of General Catalyst Partners led the company’s $34.5 million round with participation by Formation 8, Data Collective, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang. BlackRock and Accel a $100 million round with participation from a number of investors including private investors John W. Thompson, Jerry Yang and Marc Beniof as well as previous investors.
Illumio’s technology decouples security from the underlying network and hypervisor. This allows for a security approach that works across a variety of computing environments, including private data centers, private clouds, and public clouds.
Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) uses the context (state, relationships, etc.) of workloads (bare-metal and virtual servers, etc.) in the computing environment and keeps security policies intact.
Unlike traditional security systems such as firewalls that rely on imperative programming techniques due to static networking constructs, Illumio Adaptive Security Platform is based on declarative programming and computes security in real time.
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