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How TrueFort Compares to Illumio

TrueFort enables action across environments

Illumio provides glimpses of visibility into network traffic with little context around business operations or the workload behavior behind it. Unless users have a deep knowledge of all normal operations within the environment, segmentation policy is difficult to enforce with any granularity. With the TrueFort Platform, users can leverage any CrowdStrike or SentinelOne agents already installed to map application-specific behavior and tailor enforcement policies to fit each type of workload. 

TrueFort vs. Illumio

  • Rapid deployment, unmatched visibility
    TrueFort, CrowdStrike and SentinelOne customers can easily follow a few steps and the telemetry from tens of thousands of installed agents begins mapping to applications and their corresponding workloads. Within only a few hours, users can discover unexpected traffic that isn’t explained by network devices alone.
  • Continuous and real-time behavior analytics
    TrueFort Platform applies machine learning to all aspects of observed workload behavior to provide an approved and trusted baseline of
    process, account, command, and network activityincluding comprehensively documenting historical actions. This clarity provides SOC teams and application owners with the shared understanding needed to confidently adopt the platform’s suggested segmentation policies. 
  • Powerful, customizable enterprise reporting 
    TrueFort, all analyzed behavior is available within a robust reporting platform with templated reports for a variety of audiences. From auditors and network engineers to data architects and threat hunters, dashboards are easy to
    customize to match each organization’s unique environment and use case.  






Accelerated Visibility

Simple setup process with CrowdStrike or SentinelOne configuration to ingest telemetry across thousands of servers in one day  

Paced By Agent Installation

Requires deployment of new agents on every workload in the environment, even those running EDR agents.  

Behavior Analytics  

Continuous and Unified 

Access baselines from machine learning across network, identity, process, and enterprise application  


No application-aware behavioral analysis or insight into service account activity

IT/OT Segmentation  


Align network telemetry and asset intelligence from Armis with application behavior mapping to expand segmentation policies  


Visibility is limited to view from workloads with host firewalls and enforcement pushes to installed OT VLANs 

Forensic Timeline 

Continuous and Contextual 

Dive deep into any historical activity from network connections down to the command line execution from one interactive investigation dashboard


No visibility into a continuous chain of events tying network and server activities  

Incident Response 

Real-time and Interactive 

Respond immediately incident by blocking a network connection, killing a process, or disabling a user 


No interactive response capability—only future policy definition 

Service Account Protection 

Behavioral Policy Enforcement 

Review service account historical trends and easily tailor policy for each application’s behavioral profile 


No visibility in accounts or ability to set policy based on user  

File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) 


Alert security teams when any critical files are modified, including details of what changed and by whom  


No ability to view or alert on critical file changes 



Access 100+ customizable enterprise reports spanning business continuity, frameworks like CIS, threat hunting, divestitures, and more 


Very little reporting beyond pre-defined summary reports and dashboards  

TrueFort vs. Illumio

TrueFort redefines cybersecurity by offering rapid deployment and unmatched visibility, leveraging existing CrowdStrike or SentinelOne agents for comprehensive mapping across thousands of servers in days, enabling enforcement in weeks. Unlike Illumio, which is hampered by complex integrations and scalability challenges, TrueFort provides continuous, real-time behavior analytics, powerful customizable reporting, and robust file integrity monitoring, ensuring a seamless, scalable solution for advanced threat detection, incident response, zero-day defence, and compliance across enterprise environments. 

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TrueFort Advisor and Venture Partner - West Coast at Canaan, Bob Williams

Bob Williams

Advisor | Venture Partner - West Coast, Canaan
Maha Ibrahim, Canaan

Maha Ibrahim

Observer | General Partner - West Coast, Canaan
TrueFort CFO Eileen Spellman

Eileen Spellman

Managing Director Emerald Development Ptrs. And TrueFort Board Member, Charles Collins

Charles Collins

Observer - Mng. Director, Emerald Development Ptrs.
TrueFort CMO Matt Hathaway

Matt Hathaway


Matt Hathaway serves as TrueFort’s Chief Marketing Officer, leading the global marketing strategy to get TrueFort the recognition it deserves. Matt has extensive knowledge of security users, buyers, and landscape, as well as a track record of building high-performing marketing and product teams. He has over 15 years’ experience in the security market that span fraud prevention, vulnerability management, SIEM, cloud workload protection, data security, endpoint protection, and application security.

Prior to joining TrueFort, Mr. Hathaway was VP of Product Marketing at Imperva, a leader in Application and Data Security, where he led Product, Content, and Technical Marketing, SEO, and Competitive Intelligence. He was also VP of Product Marketing at Carbon Black (acquired by VMware), served in multiple product and marketing roles at Rapid7 (including through its IPO), and held product roles at RSA Security and Uptycs.

TrueFort Board Member and Principal & Founder of Bess Ventures & Adv., Lane Bess

Lane Bess

Member - Principal & Founder, Bess Ventures & Adv.
TrueFort Advisor and Chief Information Officer at Intel Corporation, Motti Finkelstein

Motti Finkelstein

Advisor - Chief Information Officer, Intel Corporation
TrueFort Advisor and Founder & President of Security Risk Solutions, Steve Katz

Steve Katz

Advisor - Founder & President, Security Risk Solutions
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TrueFort customers receive 24×7 support by phone and email, and all software maintenance, releases, and updates

For questions about our support policy, please contact your TrueFort account manager or our presales team at

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