Our SD-WAN/SASE Summit highlights reel includes insights from: Carsten Rossenhövel, Managing Director at EANTC, Sashidhar Annaluru, Head of SASE Engineering at VMware/Broadcom, Amir Zmora, Founder and CEO at flexiWAN, Rafael Francis, Product Line Management at Ciena, Helen Burke, Solution Architect at Broadcom, Monika Singhvi, SDWAN/SASE Lead Architect at Colt, Jaye Tillson, SD-WAN & Field CTO at HPE, Hector Avalos, VP of Sales, EMEA at Versa Networks, and Anne-Gaelle Santos, Senior Business Development Manager SD-WAN and SASE at Fortinet.
2023 SDWAN/SASE Summit Showcase
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The following media comprises interviews and other content related to Upperside Conferences' SD-WAN and SASE Summit 2023. Views expressed are those of the presenting individuals and companies and may not necessarily represent views of Converge! Network Digest or AvidThink.
Universal SASE for Connectivity & Security
Anne-Gaelle Santos, Senior Business Development Manager SD‑WAN and SASE at Fortinet, introduced the company’s latest approach to SASE at Summit, focusing on the value of a single vendor SASE capability.
Embracing SDWAN 2.0
Sashidhar Annaluru, the Head of SASE Engineering at VMware, notes the significance of industry transformation from SDWAN 1.0 to SDWAN 2.0 and the potential benefits for partners and customers from the multiple vendors and service providers at the conference.
Enhancing User Experience with SDWAN & SASE
Monika Singhvi, the lead Network Architect for SDWAN and SASE at Colt Technology Services, discussed diverse insights from various vendors and providers. Singhvi believes Colt’s deep expertise with seven and three years of involvement in SDWAN and SASE respectively, are crucial for enhancing their customer experience.
Unveiling New Cloud-Based Networking & Security Solutions
Rafael Francis, Senior Director of Product Line Management at Ciena, notes a shift in networking and security to cloud-based methodologies. Francis presents Ciena’s updated Enterprise Edge portfolio, including Vyatta service edge, aimed at high-performance, agile, cost-effective, and secure cloud connectivity for enterprises.
SDWAN & Universal CPE Solutions
Marc Bouteyre, Head of Virtualization at Ekinops, showcased their successful SD-WAN and Universal solutions for CPEs at the conference, using the platform to engage with customers. Bouteyre expressed optimism about Ekinops’ future presence at the conference, where they will continue to promote their solutions.
Exploring the Convergence of Security & Networking
Gail Smith, the Executive Director of Cavell Group, and her colleague Antonio Sardinhu, discuss the increased focus on security and networking convergence at the conference.
Criticality of Monitoring for Successful SDWAN Deployments
Helen Burke, Solution Architect from Broadcom highlights the importance of monitoring SD-WAN environments and discusses best practices to ensure customers are getting value from deployments. Burke also touches on how to integrate SD-WAN deployments with existing operational workflows.
Securely Scaling SASE and ZTNA
Carsten Rossenhövel, Managing Director and co-founder of EANTC, spoke at the Summit, discussing the maturing market for SASE deployments and the rise of Zero Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA). Rossenhövel notes the increasing availability of diverse solutions and strong competition driving innovation.
Open-source flexiWAN's 5G Edge in SDWAN
Amir Zmora, Founder and CEO of flexiWAN, presented at the recent SDWAN and SASE event in Paris, discussing machine learning in networking and security, and showcasing a live demo of their product’s latest features including 5G support.
MEF Plans to Bridge the Cybersecurity Knowledge Gap
Rami Yaron, an independent consultant working with MEF, discusses MEF’s plans in cybersecurity training and certification. Yaron emphasizes the need to address the industry’s knowledge gap.
Unified SASE & ZTNA - Not All Vendors Are Equal
Jaye Tillson, SD-WAN & Field CTO from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, provides guidance around the importance and benefits of unified SASE from a single vendor. He reminds customers that not all SDWAN vendors are equal, and explains how to differentiate between them.
Pre-Certified SASE for Business Growth
Cyril Chouviat, Sales Manager at Lanner Electronics, promoted their partnership with open-source SD-WAN provider, flexiWAN, at the event, where they are showcased pre-certified boxes loaded with flexiWAN software for fast and easy deployment.
Exploring the Future of SASE
Hector Avalos, VP Sales, EMEA at Versa Networks, reports a significant interest in new technologies like Mobile SASE from MSP customers. Avalos notes that service providers across Europe are keen to explore various aspects of SASE, including unified SASE and on-prem SASE.
Unveiling the Next-Gen of French Firewall Tech
Mondher Ayadi, CEO and founder of the French cybersecurity company Numeryx, presents their new generation firewall product. The product features a patented double mass filtering methodology and is available in cloud and virtual machine forms.
SASE Testing Techniques for Optimal Security
Christian Hirsch, Technology Team Lead at Keysight Technologies, discusses their ability to mimic both regular and malicious traffic to help customers determine the best SASE solution for their network. This year marked Keysight Technologies’ first attendance at the Upperside SDWAN and SASE event in Paris.
Field Deployment Options for SD-WAN in Europe
Hugues Courcier, Responsable de Comptes at Solutions30, highlighted the company’s presence in SD-WAN deployments in the European market. Courcier also mentions their 15,000 technicians who perform over 60,000 installations daily and the company’s plans for new developments in 2024.