From Security Bottleneck to Business Enabler

Security’s influence on organizational structure is accelerating exponentially. In today’s network security environment, moving to a hybrid cloud infrastructure is a critical step needed to drive innovation and ensure competitive advantage. As application development takes the driver’s seat, security cannot stall progress it must come along for the ride.

During this presentation, Vice President of Technology Alliances, Tim Woods, will discuss how thought leaders are migrating to the hybrid cloud and how they leverage Palo Alto firewalls and automation with FireMon to streamline flexibility, scalability, centralized policy management, and automation. Woods will give an overview of initiatives to shift security to a business enabler:

  • Lay the groundwork to support high-availability in on-premise and virtual environments
  • Removing rule redundancy and ensure automation for recertification
  • Audit and compliance management/reporting of security policies – PCI, SOX, etc.

Woods will also offer tips on how enterprises can plan for unique challenges when transitioning to a hybrid cloud environment, and how the integrated FireMon and Palo Alto Networks solution make it easy to on-board firewalls, reduce network complexity and avoid chaos.