Press Release

Illumio, the leader in end-to-end Zero Trust segmentation, today announced its micro-segmentation solution, Illumio Core, is available as part of BT’s portfolio of security solutions, highlighting the company’s growing commitment to its strategic channel partners globally. Being named as BT Security’s sole dedicated micro-segmentation provider illustrates not only the strength of Illumio’s technology and vision, but also BT’s recognition of its ability to help secure customers’ rapidly evolving security requirements.

“Illumio’s mission is to realize a future without high-profile breaches, and our relationship with BT Security will help us achieve that at scale,” said Scott Walker, Illumio’s EMEA Channel and Alliances Director. “We have a channel-first approach to business at Illumio, and this partnership is an important piece of the larger puzzle. Providing remarkable support to our partners and working together internationally to achieve shared goals is our top priority. We are optimistic about the impact Illumio and BT Security can have on our customers’ security postures.”

Illumio Core provides application visibility, micro-segmentation, and control of all network communications across any data center, container, VM, or cloud environment. Illumio’s best-in-class micro-segmentation technology, delivered with BT Security’s exceptional support and services, will enable a broad range of customers to prevent lateral movement and the spread of breaches within their networks.

BT Security manages critical data and infrastructure for the UK and its economy, as well as providing security services to customers around the world. BT Security’s global presence and trust amongst customers will be a key driver in expanding Illumio’s scale and reach, while Illumio Core will play a growing role in how BT Security keeps its customers protected from cyberattacks.

BT Security will provide Illumio Core to customers as its “Managed Micro-Segmentation Security” solution, which will be hosted as a managed application within BT’s own trusted network. This allows BT to instantly extract data and provide user-friendly customer reports, all without the use of the public cloud. BT Security has a number of Illumio certified professionals who will support the operation of the service and also uses the solution within its own organization to protect BT against cyber threats.

“Cybersecurity is nuanced, and organizations need a robust and cohesive mix of solutions to effectively secure their environments,” said Natalie Walker, Senior Manager, Managed Security Services at BT. “We’ve thoroughly reviewed the market and believe that Illumio Core is the leading micro-segmentation solution to ensure that if an attacker gets through your perimeter, they cannot gain access to your critical data or assets. Our partnership with Illumio will support our customers in achieving their ‘Zero Trust’ objectives at pace and at scale, and I look forward to our companies working closely together going forward.”