SOURCE: Illumio


December 09, 2015 12:30 ET

Illumio's PJ Kirner Named an Innovator of the Year

Illumio CTO and Founder Wins Silver in Best in Biz 2015 Award

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2015) - Illumio CTO and founder PJ Kirner has been named a silver winner in the Innovator of the Year category by Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. In 2013, Kirner, along with CEO and co-founder Andrew Rubin, established Illumio to provide organizations with protection against the 80 percent of data center and cloud traffic missed by perimeter security technologies.

Illumio has emerged as a highly innovative cybersecurity company with its first-of-its-kind adaptive security technology backed by top investors and technology leaders including Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Formation 8, BlackRock Funds, Accel Partners, Data Collective, John W. Thompson, Marc Benioff and Jerry Yang.

PJ leads Illumio's technology vision and the architecture for the Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP)™, the only software to deliver live visibility, segmentation and instant encryption that constantly adapts to changes in computing environments. With Illumio ASP, security is always kept intact, including during moves, changes and orchestration, regardless of where a workload resides and without any dependency on the network or hypervisor.

"This award is also a recognition of our team and their dedication to developing a new approach to security," said Kirner. "They enable me to succeed as a technology leader and bring our adaptive security to the data center and cloud."

About Illumio
Illumio delivers adaptive security for every computing environment, protecting the 80 percent of data center and cloud traffic missed by the perimeter. The company's Adaptive Security Platform visualizes application traffic and delivers continuous, scalable and dynamic policy and enforcement to every bare-metal server, VM and container in data centers and public clouds. Using Illumio, enterprises such as Morgan Stanley, Plantronics, NTT and Creative Artists Agency have achieved secure application and cloud migration, environmental segmentation, high value application protection from breaches and threats and compliance with no changes to applications or infrastructure. For more information, visit or follow @Illumio.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Joe Franscella
    Bhava Communications for Illumio
    Email Contact