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Posted by Ignition Technology

December 14, 2023

Farnborough, UK – 14th December 2023 – Ignition Technology, the specialist distributor for disruptive and fast-growth SaaS-based cybersecurity vendors, today announced a partnership with Illumio, the Zero Trust Segmentation (ZTS) company, to become its first distribution partner in the UK & Ireland. Ignition will work with Illumio to evolve its channel strategy and drive channel recruitment and engagement to accelerate go-to-market momentum and customer adoption of its market leading ZTS technology across the region.

Despite record spending on cybersecurity, global organisations continue to experience more frequent and devastating breaches. Attacks like ransomware break through perimeter defences and move, often undetected, to access critical assets and infrastructure. As a result, breach containment is fast becoming a critical requirement to build cyber resilience, and ZTS, also known as microsegmentation, a modern security approach for containing and minimising the impact of breaches and ransomware.

The collaboration will enable Ignition to provide Illumio’s Zero Trust Segmentation platform, including CloudSecure. The Illumio ZTS platform prevents breaches from spreading across cloud, endpoints, and data centres 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.

“We are delighted to add Illumio to our industry leading cybersecurity portfolio and are excited by the growth opportunities we see in the market around Zero Trust Segmentation,” said Dave Risk, UK & Ireland Country Manager at Ignition Technology. “The Illumio ZTS Platform fills a natural gap in our portfolio, offering channel partners a modern and complementary security solution to take to existing customers, as well as addressing a growing market need to target new customer opportunities. We look forward to working closely with the Illumio team to scale out its channel presence across the region.”

The partnership comes at a time of rapid adoption of Zero Trust and Microsegmentation globally. According to the 2023 Gartner® Market Guide for Microsegmentation, by 2026, 60% of enterprises working toward Zero Trust architecture will use more than one deployment form of microsegmentation, which is up from less than 5% in 2023. With Illumio ZTS, channel partners can address this growing market need and empower customers to prevent breaches from leading to catastrophic outcomes.

“Demand for Zero Trust Segmentation has reached a tipping point as organisations realise that traditional security methods can’t provide the agility required to respond to modern day attacks and race to extend Zero Trust to the cloud” added Adrian Crawley, VP EMEA Sales at Illumio. “We have already doubled our channel team in the UK and Ireland in response and needed a specialist partner to help us scale our channel presence and reach. Ignition’s reputation, pedigree, and proven track record in enabling and energising channel partners around disruptive and innovative cybersecurity technologies, makes them the obvious choice.”

About Ignition Technology

Ignition Technology, an Exclusive Networks company, is a security distributor for the SaaS world. We believe in the power of the channel to enable and secure business transformation. We enable our partners to architect solutions that better protect their customers and help them navigate the future of cybersecurity through our people, our knowledge and our solutions and services.

By discovering innovative, emerging cybersecurity solutions, we help them de-risk their business, create value and maintain relevance with their customers whilst delivering peace of mind. For more information visit

About Illumio 

Illumio, the Zero Trust Segmentation Company, stops breaches and ransomware from spreading across the hybrid attack surface. The Illumio ZTS Platform visualises all traffic flows between workloads, devices, and the internet, automatically sets granular segmentation policies to control communications, and isolates high-value assets and compromised systems proactively or in response to active attacks. Illumio protects organisations of all sizes, from Fortune 100 to small business, by stopping breaches and ransomware in minutes, saving millions of dollars in application downtime, and accelerating cloud and digital transformation projects.


Ignition Technology PR contact:

Mark Waite, Cohesive

+44 (0)7774 265444

Illumio PR contact:

Code Red

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