CyberKnight signs with Illumio to bring zero trust segmentation to the Middle East

Segmentation is a core pillar of a Zero Trust cybersecurity strategy, which assumes that breaches are inevitable and relies on a ‘never trust, always verify’ philosophy. According to ESG, “Modern host-based micro-segmentation tools offer central management, distributed enforcement, tamper-proofing, and strong security that aligns well with the requirements for large distributed hybrid cloud environments.” By implementing segmentation solutions, organizations can ensure that ransomware and other attacks infiltrating IT don’t spread and become cyber disasters.

To help enterprise and government customers stop the lateral movement of cyberattack, CyberKnight has signed a distribution partnership with Illumio, the pioneer and leader of Zero Trust Segmentation. Illumio is recognized as a Leader in Zero Trust platforms by Forrester Research in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem Platform Providers, 2020 report. The company is also recognized by Deloitte Fast 500 and Forbes Cloud 100.

Illumio stops attacks like ransomware and contains them to their initial point of entry, which dramatically reduces risk and keeps data, organizations, and people safe.

In any cloud, container and data center environment, Illumio Core accelerates the time to achieve Zero Trust Segmentation with real-time application visibility and insights, and reduces the time to enforcement by automating policy generation. Additionally, Illumio Edge, Illumio’s endpoint segmentation solution, drastically reduces the risk of ransomware and malware propagating laterally throughout an organization by containing attacks by default. This solution blocks all unnecessary inbound network communications to significantly reduce the risk of malware spreading peer to peer without the fear of false positives.

“The rise of ransomware and catastrophic breaches has confirmed that current cybersecurity approaches are failing, and organizations need to implement a Zero Trust architecture,” said Mark Noctor, Regional Vice President of Sales, EMEA. “Segmentation is part of any successful Zero Trust strategy, and together with CyberKnight we will help more companies access Zero Trust solutions more quickly. We’ve always been a channel-first organization, and we’re pleased to announce this expansion within EMEA today.”

“Today it is essential to isolate any cyber breach that threatens your organization’s information, infrastructure, or networks. Undoubtedly, segmentation is one of the foundational building blocks of an effective Zero Trust framework. We are excited to be part of Illumio’s partner ecosystem which allows us to provide customers with the industry’s leading Zero Trust Segmentation platform to secure their endpoints, data centers and cloud environments”, commented Wael Jaber, VP Technology & Services at CyberKnight.