Open Networking Security Vulnerabilities

Moderator

Bob Laliberte, ESG

 

Panelists

Scott Bradner, Harvard

Carlos Matos, Fidelity Investments

Conrad Menezes, Formerly of Sears

Rajiv Prabhakaran, ADP

 

Session Description

Open Networking promises IT executives choice of vendors and designs with CapEx and OpEx relief.  But fundamental to open networking is enabling auto configuration and provisioning under application control.  That is applications request network services and the network auto configures to accommodate the request.  Sounds simple and is highly desired as IT business leaders are pressured by business leaders and Chief Marketing Offices to speed up application deployment and shift to automated IT service delivery.  But security services have not been in the open networking narrative.  How do mitigation departments feel about auto configured networks?  Do compliance officers have a mental model of how to demonstrate compliance?  Is security technology able to keep up with the application deployment demand?  How does the huge increase in east-west or server-server traffic get authenticated within and across corporate data center and between different corporate or public data centers?  We’ll tackle this topic in this fireside chat.

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