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“Pay-as-you-Protect” Network Protection: How On-Demand Virtualized Infrastructure Can Enhance Network Security
Date / Time: Friday, September 29, 2017, 11:00 a.m New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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Patrick Donegan, Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading

Chakravarthy Akella, Market Development Manager, Intel

Nicolas St. Pierre, Vice President, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Sandvine

The scale of DDoS and other network attacks are increasing exponentially. Today, CSPs are often addressing this by over-provisioning capacity in proprietary hardware that is scaled for rare peaks that lie unused most of the time. As well as being inefficient, this approach doesn't always guarantee enough capacity for some of the attack types that can be generated today.

One approach to breaking out of this paradigm lies in virtualizing parts of the CSP's security infrastructure. This enables infrastructure to automatically scale up only when needed – and to the exact capacity required. Using this approach, CSPs can have a highly efficient and disruptive "pay-as-you-protect" model, such that they only pay for protection resources when they need them.

In this webinar, Sandvine and Intel will discuss the results of their lab tests and pilot studies. These validate the technical feasibility of such a "pay-as-you-protect" model and some of the opportunities it creates for CSPs.


Patrick Donegan, Contributing, 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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Chakravarthy Akella, Market Development Manager, Intel
Chakravarthy Akella focuses on rack scale design. His career at Intel spans more than 12 years in the areas of servers, networking, PC and embedded space. He is a co-author of a technical book and has authored multiple research publications in the field of datacenter designs.

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Nicolas St. Pierre, Vice President, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Sandvine
Nicolas St-Pierre is Vice President in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at Sandvine, and currently focuses on thought leadership as well as Sandvine’s forthcoming products and solutions strategy in the Service Provider space, including virtualization and software-defined networking.

Nick has over 15 years of industry experience. In his previous role at Sandvine, Nicolas was the Director of Sales Engineering.

Previously, Nick has worked as Chief Technology Officer and founder of Bering Media, a hyperlocal advertising data company, and has also worked at various networking firms including Shasta Networks and Nortel Networks after attending Montreal’s École Polytechnique.

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Jorge Salinger, VP, Access Architecture, Comcast
Mr. Salinger is responsible for Comcast Cable’s high-speed data, voice, and video access network strategy and architecture. Prior to joining Comcast, he was president of the consulting division at YAS Broadband and served as executive consultant for CableLabs. Jorge served as VP of engineering for high-speed access at Adelphia Communications, director of telecommunications for FSU, and VP of engineering for Systems Engineering Consultants. He has authored more than 25 technical publications and presentations and has co-authored a book on advanced micro-processor design.

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