|WHO:||Khalid Raza, CTO and co-founder, Viptela, is a former Distinguished Engineer at Cisco and widely regarded as a visionary in the networking industry. In a career spanning more than 20 years, Khalid has played an instrumental role in architecting the network infrastructure for Fortune 100 companies and Global Tier-1 carriers.|
|WHAT:||In “WAN Security: Balancing Safety with Connectivity”, Khalid will join other panelists to discuss why security vulnerabilities are of greater concern in hybrid WAN infrastructures and how Software Defined Networking (SDN) can be used to implement:|
|-- A uniform WAN security model across services from multiple providers that exceeds the security capabilities of traditional MPLS networks.|
|-- A multidimensional, “zero-trust” WAN security strategy that combines authentication, encryption, segmentation and service-chaining.|
|In a second session, entitled “Foresight: The Future of Workplace Networks” Khalid and other panelists will explore anticipated shifts in corporate networks over the next five years precipitated by cloud computing, BYOD and the consumerization of IT, including:|
|-- The migration away from network -focused intelligence to an integrated strategy of network and application intelligence to better manage large-scale shifts in traffic patterns|
|-- The emergence of new infrastructure-less, hybrid-WAN service providers|
WAN Summit London 2015
America Square Conference Centre at 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall
Session 1: October 7, 2:10 PM BST
Session 2: October 8, 11:35 AM BST
About the WAN Summit
Wide-area networks lie at the heart of today’s most important enterprise IT trends, such as cloud services, virtualization, collaboration, and big data. While conferences on each of these themes abound, few opportunities exist to explore the networks that deliver these applications, or the wave of change in network requirements, technologies, and designs that are sweeping the industry. The WAN Summit brings together corporate WAN strategists and service providers to spark ideas, gain new perspectives, and initiate conversations with suppliers, customers, and peers. The WAN Summit takes place twice annually, in London and New York.
Viptela provides Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology that virtualizes WAN infrastructure. The platform allows global companies to build carrier agnostic, policy-controlled and cost-effective WANs. Viptela has been deployed at thousands of sites by more than 15 Fortune-500 enterprises; and major carriers including Verizon and Singtel are using Viptela to deliver managed SD-WAN services. The company has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor and a Next Billion Dollar Startup by Forbes. Viptela is backed by Sequoia Capital and headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit: viptela.com or follow us on Twitter @viptela.