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Core to Cloud Partners with Illumio to offer Zero Trust Segmentation    

Stopping breaches from spreading across the hybrid attack surface 

As cyberattacks become increasingly more sophisticated and targeted, leading cybersecurity specialist, Core to Cloud has partnered with Illumio, the Zero Trust Segmentation company, to add Zero Trust Segmentation to its suite of cybersecurity solutions, and help organisations prevent breaches from spreading across hybrid attack surfaces.  

Despite record spending on cybersecurity, the world continues to experience more frequent and devastating breaches—in the past two years alone, 76 percent of organisations were attacked by ransomware. The hyperconnectivity that comes with digital transformation makes organisations increasingly vulnerable. Attacks continue to break through perimeter defenses and move, often undetected, to access critical assets and infrastructure.  

Zero Trust Segmentation (ZTS) is a modern security approach that contains and minimises the impact of breaches and ransomware. Illumio ZTS is the first platform that prevents breaches from spreading across endpoints, clouds, and data centers by continually visualising how workloads and devices are communicating, creating granular policies that only allow wanted and necessary communication, and automatically isolating breaches by restricting lateral movement proactively or during an active attack.    

From healthcare to enterprise, organisations are continuously seeking new ways to defend against the constant and advancing threat of a cyberattack”, said James Cunningham, CEO of Core to Cloud. “Threat actors use increasingly sophisticated techniques to breach organisations, whether it’s automation or AI, meaning it’s more a case of when a breach will occur rather than if.” 

In order to build resilience our security strategies must focus on limiting and containing beaches and ransomware, as well as detection and response. Illumio ZTS enables us to strengthen an organisation’s security posture even further, by reducing the impact and minimising the damage of an attack. We’re delighted to be working with Illumio, the partnership makes us one of only a handful of UK cyber specialists to be able to offer its Zero Trust Segmentation product suite to UK customers.” 

Illumio ZTS enables organisations to reduce risk and build resilience to today’s threats, with tests from Bishop Fox showing ZTS stops attacks from spreading in 10 minutes, nearly 4 times faster than detection and response capabilities alone.  Research from the Enterprise Strategy Group reveals that those that have adopted Zero Trust Segmentation as part of their Zero Trust strategy save an average of $20.1 million in application downtime and avert five cyber disasters a year.   

“Breaches are getting more frequent and more severe and while traditional security approaches are still important, they are not enough,” said Scott Walker, Senior Director of Channel & Alliances, EMEA at Illumio. “Our channel strategy has always been to develop a lean and focused route to market, working with the right strategic partners. Core to Cloud is a cybersecurity specialist that strives to help organisations solve problems in different ways, so there is a natural synergy in terms of culture, goals, and experience.” 

James added: “The Core to Cloud and Illumio partnership is a perfect fit. We both have extensive experience in healthcare and Enterprise with a mutual goal to bring the latest innovations in cybersecurity to the UK, to help organisations minimise the risks of the modern threat landscape. We look forward to what the future holds by working together.” 


  • About Core to Cloud   

    Core to Cloud is an award winning cyber security solutions provider founded in 2015 by business entrepreneurs and IT specialists, Mark Liddle and James Cunningham. The company continuously research the market for emerging, ground-breaking technology solutions. From complete network visibility, security validation, governance and control, to threat detection and response, it provides consultancy and technical support for the planning and implementation of bespoke, sustainable cyber security strategies.    

    In 2022 it was awarded Cyber Security Company of the Year at The Sparkies award, Growth Business of the Year at the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards, and Co-founder James Cunningham, was named as a ‘One to Watch’ in The Times’ LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders list.   

    Now supporting over 100 customers across an array of sectors, from Fat Face to UCL and 50+ NHS Trusts, Core to Cloud turns cybersecurity into a competitive advantage, removing the constraints that limit performance while keeping their customers’ most critical infrastructure safe and secure. 

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