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Help AG, the cybersecurity arm of Etisalat Digital, announced its partnership with Illumio, a leader in end-to-end Zero Trust segmentation.

Help AG chose to partner with Illumio because of their security expertise and comprehensive segmentation solutions that aid customers in preventing high-profile breaches. Their products help prevent attackers from moving laterally throughout an organization, which means customers can better protect their most important assets – even once an attacker is inside their environment. Illumio’s approach complements Help AG’s forward-facing philosophy, which is driven by innovation and the objective of embracing the required changes to digitize their clients’ businesses whilst elevating their security posture.

“Our partnership with Illumio builds upon our existing Zero Trust solutions and services portfolio. In 2020, we launched the Help AG Secure Private Access Service (HPA), a Zero Trust Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution, to secure remote workers and ensure control of IT budgets,” said Stephan Berner, chief executive officer at Help AG.

Now, Help AG is teaming up with Illumio to provide customers with end-to-end Zero Trust micro-segmentation, efficiently securing their endpoints, data centers, and cloud environments. “This is especially pertinent in our era of increased remote working. The ‘trust no user, no device’ Zero Trust model enables both remote staff users and third parties to securely access applications from anywhere across the globe. Illumio’s solutions in this space also provide enhanced visibility, which is crucial in guaranteeing adherence to local and regional legislations and regulations,” Stephan added.

Today, ensuring consistent segmentation in organizations is increasingly difficult because the IT world is highly distributed, and organizations’ networks are constantly growing and changing. The speed required for application development now often contrasts with the time required for the organization to prepare traditional segmentation through the creation of dedicated IP networks – that is why scalable and adaptive segmentation is critical. 

Together with Illumio, Help AG is now offering industry-leading, tailored segmentation solutions and enhanced visibility and agility to customers across all sectors, from government and critical infrastructure to banking, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail.

“In this era of increased vulnerability, cyber-attacks are inevitable, and Illumio is in the business of helping organizations fend off catastrophic fall-out,” said Mark Noctor, EMEA vice president of sales at Illumio. “Through our cutting-edge use of micro-segmentation, Illumio can stop attackers before they reach your most prized data and information. Bringing this technology to more and more customers across the region is a key priority for Illumio, and our partnership with Help AG is an important part of our strategy. We're confident that Help AG will help us expand our reach and even better support our local customers.”

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