Adopting Automation. A Technology Imperative With Risk
Date / Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:30 a.m New York/ 4:30 p.m. London
Sponsored By
Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading

Scott Iekel-Johnson, Director, Product Management, NETSCOUT / Arbor DDoS Platforms

Automation is no longer a buzz word as companies are implementing solutions with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms to drive performance and handle menial tasks. We are all moving to bring automation into our network environments at a time where the demand is currently greater than its capabilities.

Join James Hodges, Chief Analyst from Heavy Reading and Scott Iekel-Johnson, Director of Product Management from NETSCOUT as they discuss automation for network security and the implications it has for service providers and large enterprises. During this webinar, we will share insights from a recent survey around automation for DDoS Mitigation and discuss the core tenets necessary for automation to be effective in today’s complex network infrastructures.

Key topics include:

  • The promise of automation versus the current reality
  • The DDoS attack landscape and its impact on "automated" networks
  • Impact of false positives to security professionals
  • Automation defined by NETSCOUT and the Arbor Platforms


Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading
Jim leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of Big Data and Analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Scott Iekel-Johnson, Director, Product Management, NETSCOUT / Arbor DDoS Platforms
After earning a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Michigan (his dissertation focused on building scalable fault tolerant distributed systems), Scott joined Arbor Networks when it was a small, 25-person start-up, and helped it grow into a successful security company servicing most of the Tier 1, 2, and 3 service provides in the world as well as the largest Enterprises. He spent 10 years as a lead developer and architect on the product that eventually became Sightline.

For the last 8 years he has been a leader in product management with a focus on product strategy and development for the global DDoS market. He has product managed Sightline (SP), TMS, and APS/AED and is currently Director of Product Management for Threat and Mitigation, leading the PM team responsible for DDoS strategy as well as Advanced Threats and Enterprise Security. Prior to Arbor he started out working in IT, including front-line helpdesk support for Duke University, and later spent time working at General Motors, IBM, and Merit Networks.

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Eric van Vliet, Product Sales Manager, Advantech Network & Communications Group
Eric is Product Sales Manager at Advantech Networks & Communications Group. Eric has a technical background in embedded systems and networking equipment and works closely with customers and sales on new product design-ins. His expertise covers bladed technologies such as CompactPCI and ATCA as well as Carrier Grade Servers and Network Appliances. His current passion is setting up OpenStack test environments to help ecosystem partners and customers accelerate their NFV development using Advantech's Remote Evaluation Service. Eric is based in the UK.

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Abhi Ingle, SVP, Digital, Distribution & Channel Marketing, AT&T Business
Abhi Ingle is Senior Vice President, Digital, Distribution and Channel Marketing for AT&T Business. His team develops and manages all go-to-market strategies and industry programs to drive networking services, mobility, cloud and cybersecurity solutions for business and government customers. His team also drives distribution and digital strategy for AT&T Business, operating all of AT&T’s business digital platforms and properties.

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