Andrew Rubin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Illumio, a breakthrough cybersecurity company that is singularly focused on reducing the “attack surface” of threats in data center and public cloud computing environments. The company is an industry leader in a brand new category termed Adaptive Security
by industry research firm Gartner. Only one year in the market, Illumio has won leading customers including Morgan Stanley, NTT and Plantronics. The company has raised $142.5 million from leading enterprise software investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, General Catalyst, BlackRock Funds, as well as industry leaders such as Jerry Yang, Marc Benioff and Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson.
Rubin is an accomplished public speaker and industry participant. Writing for Fortune
, he recently initiated an industry debate on the possibility of developing a fifth branch of service for the US military with his piece titled A West Point for Cyber
. The article and ensuing discussion was distributed to every member of the U.S. Congress. Rubin has also appeared on CNBC to talk about the state of cybersecurity and has been quoted on similar subjects in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and a range of security industry publications. Goldman Sachs recently named Rubin as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2015
as part of the Builders & Innovators program. Business Insider
has called him one of the 22 Most Important People in Silicon Valley’s Enterprise Tech Scene
Originally from New York, Rubin now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter. He graduated with a BA from Washington University.
Illumio discovers and contains cyber vulnerabilities inside the datacenter. Illumio reduces the surface area of attack by securing the 80 percent of data center and cloud traffic missed by the perimeter. The Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) visualizes application traffic and delivers continuous, scalable and dynamic policy and enforcement to every bare-metal server, VM and container in data center and public cloud infrastructure. Illumio works with global enterprises, including many of the leading NY and UK-based banks and financial institutions.
Organizations such as Morgan Stanley, Plantronics, NTT and Creative Artists Agency are using Illumio to enable cloud migration, achieve DevOps speed and nano-segment applications for compliance or environmental separation. Founded in January 2013, Illumio has raised $142.5 million from leading enterprise software investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Accel Partners, General Catalyst, BlackRock Funds, as well as industry leaders such as Jerry Yang, Marc Benioff and Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson.
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