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Getting SASE:
What Every Enterprise Should Know

October 27, 2021
11:00 AM – 4:25 PM ET
(8:00 AM – 1:25 PM PT)

Getting SASE: What Every Enterprise Should Know

Over the past two years, the concept of secure access service edge (SASE) networking has taken the IT industry by storm, causing many enterprises to rethink their network architectures and their fundamental approach to wide area network security.

This unique, information-packed event looks at some of the key strategies an IT organization will need to consider as it moves into the SASE generation of technology and services. Leading SASE technology developers, service providers, and IT practitioners who have pioneered this new wave of networking and how it works in real-world IT environments will provide their latest insights and recommendations.

Agenda

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST

Keynote: Evolving SASE: From Emerging Technology to Scalable Solution
Presenters: Rik Turner and Sal Salamone
For decades, enterprises have searched for networking solutions that would provide remote workers and distributed offices with secure and reliable connectivity to conduct business. Last year, requirements changed quickly due to Covid at about the same time SASE burst onto the scene. In this keynote presentation, you’ll hear about the connectivity and security challenges businesses face and the critical role SASE services can play. You’ll also learn how SASE integrates networking technology, network security, remote access, and the network itself into an integrated offering delivered as a service.

11:45 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Fireside Chat with VMware

12:30 PM – 1:05 PM EST

Panel Session: Next Generation Security Management for IT Leadership
Sponsored by: Menlo Security, Palo Alto Networks
Discussion presented by: InformationWeek
Moderator: Sara Peters Panelists: Pending

As the IT enterprise continues to expand and include more at-risk end points through the proliferation of cloud platforms, edge computing, IoT, remote workers, and mobile devices, IT leaders are increasingly under pressure to keep corporate data secure and be confident they’ve got control over all access to their networks. Multiple distributed security solutions are no longer an effective – or manageable – way to ensure an effective threat posture, so IT leaders have to rethink how they’re architecting and managing their security plans. With a more unified architecture like Secure Access Service Edge, IT leaders have a platform that delivers wide-area networking and security as a cloud service that enables IT to automatically identify users, devices, and applications, and guard them with specific policy-based security protocols outlined by the business. This next-generation approach enables IT to ensure secure access to specific data or applications anywhere in their distributed network. In this session, our panel of experts will discuss:

  • Why it’s important right now for CIOs to lead the way in planning for next-generation network security
  • How to reduce complexity with a consolidated security stack across the enterprise
  • The role of Zero Trust in a SASE environment to remove the risk of any trust assumptions
  • How a SASE approach increases your IT department’s visibility across the network, improving security overall and building trust in secure access

1:20 PM – 1:55 PM EST

Spotlight Webinar:
What Every Enterprise Should Know About VMware SASE
Presented by: VMware
VMware SASE ensures rich and seamless experience when users access multi-cloud applications from any location using any device. The solutions empower IT to simplify management of the distributed workforce and multi-cloud application environment, while protecting users and infrastructure from a rapidly changing threat landscape. AIOps capabilities of VMware SASE provides deep visibility into each users’ experience with proactive remediation on the path to self-healing. Join us in this session to find out what sets VMware SASE apart in the industry.

2:10 PM – 2:45 PM EST

Panel Session: SASE’s Real Impact on Enterprise Security
Sponsored by: Perimeter 81
Discussion presented by: Dark Reading
Moderator: Tim Wilson Panelists: Pending
SASE promises to improve enterprise security by replacing point solutions –such as secure gateways, CASB, firewalls, and zero-trust network access –with a cloud-native software stack that performs all of these functions. But can SASE services really replace all of these solutions? How can enterprises migrate from legacy technology to a SASE environment? And can SASE really improve enterprise data security? In this panel, top experts discuss the real-life potential of SASE, and its potential impact on an organization’s security posture.

3:00 PM – 3:35 PM EST

Panel Session: Addressing Modern Networking Connectivity and Security Challenges
Discussion presented by: Network Computing
Moderator: Sal Salamone Panelists: Pending
The increased use of cloud services and the need to support a more distributed workforce are creating new network traffic patterns and security challenges. Point solutions used in the past do not scale well both from a management and performance perspective. SASE offerings are attracting attention because they address today’s enterprise pain points. SASE does not require organizations to fundamentally change the way they approach IT. It lets organizations evaluate where their resources reside and gives them the security and networking capabilities to support today’s distributed and cloud-based network architectures.

3:50 PM – 4:25 PM EST

Panel Session: The Practicalities of Implementing SASE
Discussion presented by: ITPro Today
Moderator: Sue Troy Panelists: John Burke, Maria Korolov
In this panel discussion, we examine the practicalities of SASE implementation. What are the prerequisites? What are the biggest challenges of deployment? What does a typical SASE project look like? How long does it take? Does it involve network downtime? What internal staff is needed? And can IT shops go it alone in implementing SASE, or do they need outside help?
Topics that will be discussed include:

October 27, 2021

11:00 AM – 4:25 PM ET

(8:00 AM – 1:25 PM PT)

Speakers & Panelists:

Jason Georgi
Field CTO,
Palo Alto Networks
Amit Bareket

CEO and Co-founder,
Perimeter 81

Mark Guntrip
Sr. Director, Cybersecurity Strategy,
Menlo Security
Rik Turner
Principal Analyst
Omdia Cybersecurity Team
Salvatore Salamone
Managing Editor
Network Computing
John Burke
CIO and Principal Research Analyst,
Nemertes
Maria Korolov
Contributor,
Informa Tech
Jay Thontakudi
Senior Product Marketing Manager,
VMware
Craig Connors
VP & CTO, Service Provider and Edge,
VMware
Sue Troy
Managing Editor
Network Computing
Tim Wilson
Field CTO,
Palo Alto Networks
Sara Peters
Editor-in-Chief,
InformationWeek and
Network Computing

Prizes & Interaction

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Getting SASE: What Every Enterprise Should Know

October 27, 2021
11:00 AM – 4:25 PM ET
(8:00 AM – 1:25 PM PT)

Jason Georgi

Jason is an accomplished technology executive with over 25 years of experience driving innovation and transformation initiatives across global organizations. Jason collaborates with CIOs, CTOs, and other technology leaders on strategies aimed at enabling business outcomes.

Amit Bareket

Amit is a cybersecurity expert with extensive experience in system architecture and software development. He is the author of 8 patents issued by the USPTO for storage, mobile applications and user interface.

Prior to Perimeter 81, Amit co-founded SaferVPN, sold in 2019 to J2 Global, and worked as a Software Engineer for major enterprises including IBM XIV Storage and BigBand Networks. He served in the Israel Defense Force’s elite cyber intelligence unit (Unit 81) and graduated Cum Laude with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

Mark Guntrip

Mark Guntrip leads cybersecurity strategy at Menlo Security.He brings over twenty years of experience in the enterprise security market where, through a range of roles including engineering, product management and product marketing. He has a proven track record of building success in new markets as well as promoting growth within more established areas.

Prior to Menlo Security, Guntrip held various management roles within companies including Proofpoint, SymantecandCisco.Guntrip earned his master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Southampton University, UK.
Rik Turner
Principal Analyst,
Omdia Cybersecurity Team

Rik is a principal analyst in Omdia’s IT security and technology team, specializing in cybersecurity technology trends, IT security, compliance, and call recording. Rik provides analysis and insights on market evolution and helps end-users determine what type of technology and which vendor they should pursue. Rik has also worked in Omdia’s financial services technology team, with a specialization in capital markets technology. Prior to joining Informa (now Omdia), he worked as an IT journalist, specializing in networking and security. He was also a foreign correspondent in Brazil, where he worked, among others, for the Financial Times and The Economist.
Salvatore Salamone
Managing Editor,
Network Computing

Salvatore Salamone is the managing editor of Network Computing. He has worked as a writer and editor covering business, technology, and science. He has written three business technology books and served as an editor at IT industry publications including Network World, Byte, Bio-IT World, Data Communications, LAN Times, and InternetWeek.

John Burke
CIO and Principal Research Analyst,

Nemertes

At Nemertes Research, John Burke advises key enterprise and vendor clients and conducts and analyzes primary research in these areas. He leads research on hybrid cloud, the modern software-defined WAN, automation and DevOps.

An established speaker, John has appeared at UBM’s Interop events, IDG’s IT Roadmap and Tech Target events, and in private events for Comcast, Cisco, Citrix, AT&T and other vendors. He has spoken on subjects including SD-WAN, hybrid cloud, automation and the new data center; SDN and NFV; security; and desktop virtualization. Mr. Burke writes frequently for Network World, Tech Target and other media sources.

As a research analyst and consultant, John draws on his past and current experience as a practitioner and leader in IT to better understand the needs of IT executives and the challenges facing vendors trying to sell to them. His experience has given him broad and deep knowledge in computing, communications and IT management.

Maria Korolov
Contributor,
Informa Tech

Maria Korolov is a journalist specializing in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. She writes for several IT media outlets, including DataCenterKnowledge.com, CSO.com, CIO.com and NetworkWorld.com, and frequently speaks at industry conferences. She graduated from Cornell University in 1990.

Prior to her work in IT media, she covered local politics for the Chicago Tribune, was a war correspondent reporting from Chechnya and Afghanistan, and ran a news bureau in Shanghai.

Jay Thontakudi
Senior Product Marketing Manager,
VMware

Jay Thontakudi is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware focusing on SASE solution. Jay has over 20 years’ experience in Product Management at Cisco Systems working with major Enterprise, Service Provider and Data Center customers to design and deploy next generation network infrastructures.

Jay has been successful in taking products to market from incubation to market adoption to achieve $B run rate. Products include workload automation solution to provision networking and storage systems, Intent Assurance for software defined data center networks, SDN solution for Service Provider WAN networks, Next Generation Routing and Switching Systems for Enterprise, Service Providers and Data Center customers.

Craig Connors
VP & CTO, Service Provider and Edge,
VMware

Craig Connors is currently VP and CTO for Service Provider and Edge at VMware. Previously, Craig served as the CTO for SD-WAN and SASE at VMware. Prior to being named CTO, Craig served as the Chief Architect for VMware SD-WAN, both before and after VMware’s acquisition of VeloCloud. He came to VeloCloud from Cisco Systems, where he worked in the Corporate Development Technology Group’s Advanced Development Team.

Prior to Cisco, Craig spent time as a Principal Engineer and Software Development Manager for Talari Networks. His programming work prior to Talari Networks was centered in the online gaming space which is what led him to networking. Craig is a veteran of the United States Army and holds a BS in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.

Sue Troy
Managing Editor,
Network Computing

Sue Troy is a senior content director at Informa, where she serves in editorial management roles for ITPro Today. She has spent more than 25 years writing and editing IT-focused content, with long stints at companies such as TechTarget and Ziff Davis Publishing. Before joining Informa in May 2017, her most recent role was as editorial director of TechTarget’s CIO, IT Strategy and Channel Media Group, where she was inspired by emerging technologies such as IoT, blockchain and artificial intelligence.

Tim Wilson
Field CTO,
Palo Alto Networks

Tim Wilson is Editor in Chief and co-founder of Dark Reading.com, Informa Tech’s online community for information security professionals. He is responsible for managing the site, assigning and editing content, and writing breaking news stories. Wilson has been recognized as one of the top cyber security journalists in the US in voting among his peers, conducted by the SANS Institute. In 2011 he was named one of the 50 Most Powerful Voices in Security by SYS-CON Media.

Sara Peters
Editor-in-Chief,
InformationWeek and Network Computing

A journalist for 20 years, Sara Peters has spent most of her career covering cybersecurity and enterprise IT, with a dash of basketball on the side. Before joining InformationWeek and Network Computing, she was senior editor at Dark Reading and a featured columnist for Bleacher Report.