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Illumio is a data center and cloud security company led by veterans with deep experience in virtualization, networking and security hailing from industry leaders such as VMware, Cisco, Juniper, McAfee and Nicira.

The company was founded in January 2013 and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Formation 8, AME Cloud Ventures, DCVC and other prominent Silicon Valley investors.

Illumio’s Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) is completely independent of underlying infrastructure and delivers visibility and control over workloads running in any data center or cloud environment. It computes security policies and ensures they are provisioned accurately by understanding and continuously adapting to changes in the infrastructure and applications. Innovative organizations are using Illumio ASP to operate at speed, while ensuring that security keeps pace. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Illumio.

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Illumio info on Wikipedia

Illumio was founded in 2013 by Andrew Rubin and P. J. Kirner and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CaliforniaUnited States.[1]

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, CEO Marc Benioff and Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang.[2] 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.[3] This allows for a security approach that works across a variety of computing environments, including private data centers, private clouds, and public clouds.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]