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Virtualizing DDoS Protection In A Service Provider Environment
Date / Time: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Patrick Donegan, Chief Analyst, Wireless Data Networks & Backhaul, Heavy Reading

Louis Scialabba, Director, Carrier Marketing, Radware

Due to the potential monetization upside, network security applications are among those that service providers are most keen to spin up as virtual network functions (VNFs) rather than as integrated physical hardware instances. This webinar will discuss the range of options available to service providers as they consider virtualizing DDoS protection, both for their own networks and in support of enterprise customer networks as well. It will consider the different merits of virtualizing detection and mitigation, and show how service providers can strike the optimal balance between physical and virtual elements in building out the most robust DDoS detection and automated mitigation defenses.


Patrick Donegan, Chief Analyst, Wireless Data Networks & Backhaul, Heavy Reading
Patrick has more than 20 years' experience as a telecom analyst and strategist. His coverage areas at Heavy Reading include mobile backhaul networks and mobile network security. He also authors Heavy Reading's Ethernet Backhaul Market Tracker. Patrick chairs Light Reading's Mobile Network Security Strategies conference series and is co-chair of Light Reading's Backhaul Strategies for Mobile Operators conference series. Patrick joined Heavy Reading in 2005 after five years at Nortel Networks, where he was a senior manager of strategic planning for the company's wireless business – spanning GSM, CDMA, UMTS, WiMax, and other wireless technologies. Prior to Nortel, he spent two years in business research for Motorola's Corporate Strategy Office in EMEA and two years as a wireless analyst for the Yankee Group. As a journalist, he was deputy editor of Public Network Europe from 1990-1995 and editor of Mobile Communications International from 1995-1997. Patrick holds a BA in industrial relations and politics from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is based in the UK.

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Louis Scialabba, Director, Carrier Marketing, Radware
Louis Scialabba is responsible for leading network security and application delivery marketing initiatives for wireless, wireline and cloud service providers. He has 21 years of career experience in the communications and networking industry in a variety of roles, including solutions marketing, sales, business development, product line management and engineering. Prior to Radware, Scialabba was Head of North America Marketing at Aviat Networks, a leading packet microwave supplier. He spent the majority of his early career at Tellabs in various leadership roles for mobile routing, managed access, cable telephony and digital cross-connect business units.

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