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Help AG partners with Illumio to Provide Zero Trust Security Segmentation

Help AG partners with Illumio to Provide Zero Trust Security Segmentation

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Help AG, the cybersecurity arm of Etisalat Digital, has announced its partnership with Illumio, an end-to-end Zero Trust segmentation solution specialist, that has driven the evolution of Zero Trust security to stop attackers in their tracks and keep networks secure.

Help AG said it chose to partner with Illumio because of the company’s security expertise and comprehensive segmentation solutions that aid customers in preventing high-profile breaches. Illumio’s approach complements Help AG’s forward-facing philosophy, which is driven by innovation and the objective of embracing the required changes to digitise their clients’ businesses while elevating their security posture.

“Our partnership with Illumio builds upon our existing Zero Trust solutions and services portfolio. In 2020, we launched the Help AG Secure Private Access Service (HPA), a Zero Trust Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution, to secure remote workers and ensure control of IT budgets,” said Stephan Berner, Chief Executive Officer, Help AG. “Now, we are teaming up with Illumio to provide our customers with end-to-end Zero Trust micro-segmentation to efficiently secure their endpoints, data centres and cloud environments, thereby slashing costs and isolating attacks to prevent lateral movement. This is especially pertinent in our era of increased remote working. The ‘trust no user, no device’ Zero Trust model enables both remote staff users and third parties to securely access applications from anywhere across the globe. Illumio’s solutions in this space also provide enhanced visibility, which is crucial in guaranteeing adherence to local and regional legislations and regulations.”

According to Help AG, ensuring consistent segmentation in organisations is increasingly difficult because the IT world is highly distributed and organisations’ networks are constantly growing and changing. The speed required for application development now often contrasts with the time required for the organisation to prepare traditional segmentation through the creation of dedicated IP networks – that is why scalable and adaptive segmentation is critical.

Together with Illumio, Help AG is now offering industry-leading, tailored segmentation solutions and enhanced visibility and agility to customers across all sectors, from government and critical infrastructure to banking, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail.

Mark Noctor, EMEA Vice President, Illumio, said: “In this era of increased vulnerability, cyberattacks are inevitable and Illumio is in the business of helping organisations fend off catastrophic fall-out. Through our cutting-edge use of micro-segmentation, Illumio can stop attackers before they reach your most prized data and information. Bringing this technology to more and more customers across the region is a key priority for Illumio, and our partnership with Help AG is an important part of our strategy. We’re confident that Help AG will help us expand our reach and even better support our local customers.”

Greater visibility

Thanks to Illumio and its micro-segmentation solution for the data centre, Illumio Core, it is possible to see the traffic in your network. Illumio Core builds an easy-to-read map of the data centre or cloud to provide the visibility you need to efficiently and accurately segment your environment.

Illumio also offers Illumio Edge, an endpoint protection solution that reduces the risk of ransomware and malware propagating laterally throughout an organisation. Illumio Edge uses allow-lists to block any unpermitted peer-to-peer traffic between devices to stop the spread of ransomware between endpoints.

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