SonicWall World 2015 takes place in Austin in a couple of weeks, Oct. 20-22, and I am eager to talk security with our customers, partners, press and analysts. We will kick off the conference with a Network Security Track at the SonicWall World Software User Forum, which leads to three information-packed days of technical training for SonicWall Next-Generation Firewall customers. The deep dive technical sessions delivered by our engineers and product managers will help them defend their networks against continuously evolving threats by leveraging their existing security infrastructure. The Network Security Track is designed to provide practical answers to questions and challenges associated with security in general and as it relates to SonicWall Next-Generation Firewalls. We’ll have experts on hand to work directly with participants, step-by-step, to address their most pressing issues. Additionally, we are hosting lab sessions where they can see first-hand the best practices recommended by security engineers to address a variety of scenarios.
In addition to the focused Network Security track, SonicWall Security thought leaders will be presenting in a variety of breakout sessions at both the SonicWall World Software User Forum and at the SonicWall World Main Track. Here are all of the sessions available to attendees:
Main Track (MT) – Wed. 1 pm/ Thurs 9:30 am Panel – Mobilizing People and Data for a Future-ready Workforce:
Today’s workforce is evolving work is an activity, not a location, and people want choice in the tools they use. While many technology providers claim to have “the” answer to mobility, in reality they’re only equipped to address a narrow set of challenges, leaving the customer to patch together a solution. In this session, learn how SonicWall uses recent research to buck this one-size-fits-all approach with strategies centered on mobilizing two things: people and data. We’ll share how SonicWall integrates solutions across our end-to-end portfolio to give people the best tools for the job, while mobilizing data in a secure, managed and reliable way.
- Panel Speaker: Curtis Hutcheson, VP & GM, SonicWall Security Solutions – See more at: http://dellworld.com/maintrack/agenda#DW066.
Main Track (MT41) – Wed 2:30 pm/Thurs 8 a.m. – Key Security Insights: Examining 2014 to predict emerging threats:
Cyber-crimes are alive and well on the global stage and will only continue to be pervasive as long as organizations prolong taking the necessary defense measures to stop threats from slipping through the cracks. In this session, we’ll present the most common attacks SonicWall observed since 2014 and the ways we expect emergent threats to affect small and medium businesses, as well as large enterprises moving forward. This session is perfect for anybody who is interested in learning more about the state of the union in security.
- Speaker: Yours truly – See more at: http://dellworld.com/maintrack/agenda#MT41.
Software User Forum (SUF 60) – Endpoint to Perimeter: Network Protection That’s Inside Out and Outside In:
As an IT professional, it is an alarming time you live in.Each and every day you may be feeling unease about the risk of your network being breached.The cybercriminal community is relentless in its pursuit to exploit the weaknesses of your network wherever they could find them.So how well are you prepared for the next attack?In this session, we will discuss how you can take advantage of modern-day network security tools and services to achieve ongoing protection against emerging threats. Additionally, we will explore why it truly counts to have a nimble threat research and response team working for you.This session will provide a complete overview of the entire SonicWall Security solution portfolio to help you get a handle on what is important for your organization to think about.
- Speaker: Ken Dang
Software User Forum (SUF 61) SonicWall Email and Encryption Solutions:
In this session, you will learn about leading edge-strategies and technologies to protect your email from viruses, spam, and confidential data leaks and how SonicWall can help you easily and affordably meet industry and regulatory requirements for secure email exchange.
- Speaker: Jane Wasson
Software User Forum (SUF 62) Mobile Access and Security update:
In this session, you will learn about the leading-edge strategies and technologies to securely enable mobile worker productivity while protecting your data from loss or theft and how SonicWall Secure Mobile Access Solutions can help.
- Speaker: James Whewell
Software User Forum (SUF 63)Key Security Insights:
Examining 2014 to Predict Emerging Threats: Cyber-crimes are alive and well on the global stage and will only continue to be pervasive as long as organizations prolong taking the necessary defense measures to stop threats from slipping through the cracks. In this session, we’ll present the most common attacks SonicWall observed since 2014 and the ways we expect emergent threats to affect small and medium businesses, as well as large enterprises moving forward. This session is perfect for anybody who is interested in learning more about the state of the union in security.
- Speaker: Ken Dang
I hope to see you in a few weeks in Austin. Let me know, if you have questions. We can connect via Twitter @Johngord.