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Leveraging a Flexible SDN/NFV Framework for Real-Time Scaling of Network Security & Intelligent Services
Date / Time: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:00 AM New York / 4:00 PM London
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Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Mike O'Malley, Vice President, Carrier Strategy and Business Development, Radware

As SDN and NFV move into the commercialization phase, network operators are finalizing strategies to help them move NFV and SDN from the lab into the field. Still, a number of key questions remain, including how to achieve service agility, increase network efficiency, enhance security and lower opex. Therefore, making the correct decisions on which functions to initially virtualize commercially is crucial.

Accordingly, this webinar will address why ADC and network security virtualization represents a logical first-step approach to meet all these new demands. Specifically, in a services context we will document in detail the implementation benefits that virtualized ADCs and security appliances enable for intelligent service delivery.

In addition, the webinar will also address the security implications of implementing SDN. This includes examining the immediate benefits that real-time, software defined NetFlow- and OpenFlow-enabled advanced multi-layer detection and mitigation systems deliver compared to the box-level, non-real-time approach of legacy solutions.

Please join Radware for more on this topic at our booth (and the Intel booth) at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event in Chicago on June 9 and 10.

Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Jim Hodges has worked in telecommunications for more than 20 years, with experience in both marketing and technology roles. His primary areas of research coverage at Heavy Reading softswitch, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and application server architectures and virtualization, control plane protocols such as Diameter and OpenFlow, IP service delivery, subscriber data management (SDM) and managed services. Hodges joined Heavy Reading after nine years at Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape, most recently as a senior marketing manager. Other activities at Nortel included definition of media gateway network architectures and development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional industry experience was gained with Bell Canada, where Hodges performed IN and SS7 planning, numbering administration and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Hodges is based in Ottawa.

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Mike O'Malley, Vice President of Carrier Strategy and Business Development, Radware
Mike O’Malley brings 20 years of experience in strategy, product and business development, marketing, M&A and executive management to Radware. Currently, Mr. O’Malley is the Vice President of Carrier Strategy and Business Development for Radware. In this role, he is responsible for leading strategic initiatives for wireless, wireline and cloud service providers. Mr. O’Malley has extensive experience developing innovative products and strategies in technology businesses including security, cloud and wireless. Prior to Radware, Mr. O’Malley held various executive management positions leading growing business units at Tellabs, VASCO and Ericsson.

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