Welcome to the Secure SD-WAN Summit! 

As organizations shift to support an increased work-from-anywhere model and digital transformation where applications are distributed across clouds, they are investing in transforming and securing their WAN with Software-defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN). Fortinet delivers Secure SD-WAN as an integrated capability of its industry-leading Fortinet next-generation firewall (NGFW) to provide superior user experience, accelerated convergence of networking and security, and operational efficiency. Join our SD-WAN summit to learn more about:

  • How to build a simplified secure SD-Branch
  • How to connect securely, seamlessly and efficiently across multi-cloud
  • How to enhance work-from-anywhere with embedded Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) Access Proxy
  • Accelerate building, managing and securing reliable 5G/LTE edge networks
  • Why managed SD-WAN

Featured Keynote Speaker: Bjarne Munch, Gartner®

The featured guest speaker for this Summit is Bjarne Munch - Gartner’s Senior Principal Research Analyst, Bjarne will dive into the convergence of security and SD-WAN, provide details around SD-WAN design using embedded security, talk about the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for WAN Edge and more!

This session will air once and will not be available for on demand viewing. Register today and don’t miss this exclusive session!

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October 26, 2021

11:30 - 4:00 EDT

Featured Speakers

John Maddison
Bjarne Munch
Stan Ringoringo
John Dixon
Alex Fuchs
CMO and EVP, Products
Fortinet
Sr. Principal Research Analyst
Gartner
Network Manager
Waste Management
Director, Infrastructure & Security
Home Hardware Stores Limited
Director or IT
The Paper Store
Jonathan Nguyen-Duy
Nirav Shah
Renee Tarun
Vice President, Field CISO Team
Fortinet
Vice President, Products and Solutions
Fortinet
Deputy CISO
Fortinet

Day's Agenda

11:30am-12:00 pm

With growing hybrid workforce and acceleration of digital innovations creating many network edges. At the same time, threats are becoming more sophisticated with 7x increase in ransomware attacks in the last 6 months.

Fortinet accelerates the convergence of networking and security across all the edges with enterprise-grade consistent security and better user experience for hybrid workforce. Join us to learn more about our best-in-class NGFW, SD-WAN, 5G, SD-Branch, and SASE powered by organic innovations and AI/ML-powered security services. 

Speakers

12:00pm-12:30 pm

Bjarne Munch, Gartner’s Senior Principal Research Analyst, will dive into the convergence of security and SD-WAN, SD-WAN design using embedded security, 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for WAN Edge, how Zero Trust plays a role with SD-WAN for remote worker use-case, and more.

GARTNER and MAGIC QUADRANT are registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

Speakers

12:35pm-1:10 pm

Work from anywhere and digital transformation are creating new opportunities but at the same time, they are creating challenges for organizations. Transforming and securing the WAN where networking and security converge to deliver Secure SD-WAN is not a simple task. Secure SD-WAN that is powered by one operating system and one management system, and designed for cloud-first, security-sensitive, global enterprises, and the remote worker is foundational to make the transformation a success.

Demo: Work from anywhere and digital transformation are creating new opportunities but at the same time they are creating challenges for organizations. In this demo session, see how Fortinet Secure SD-WAN addresses these challenges by improving user experience, consolidating Security with SD-WAN, and providing the necessary visibility and reporting organizations need to enhance business continuity.

Speakers

1:15pm-1:50 pm

As organizations transition to SD-Branch, it is imperative to simplify the branch architecture with Secure SD-WAN and integrated WLAN, LAN, NAC, and LTE/4G/5G that all can be centrally managed and scalable to thousands of sites. Retail, Financial, Insurance, and Services market segments are transitioning to secure SD-Branch at an accelerated pace to reduce cost, protect users and assets, and improve quality of experience. Demo: When managing one site, there’s no large operational cost to manage Security, SD-WAN, LAN, and WLAN separately. But when scaling to thousands of sites the resources required pile up quickly. In this demo, we’ll show you how SD-Branch can simplify all of this by unifying management under a single device.

Speakers

1:55pm-2:15 pm

The majority of organizations have a multi-cloud strategy put in place to enable their digital transformation. But using a mix of public and private clouds also brings in challenges such as inconsistent security and impact to application experience. Learn how to deliver superior application experience and enable secure and seamless connectivity with a single VM into the cloud, within the cloud, and across clouds with cloud-native service integrations, security automation, and cloud on-ramp orchestration. 

Speakers

2:20pm-2:55 pm

According to IDC, more than half of workers will work hybrid post COVID. With the increased hybrid workforce, organizations are challenged with a broader attack surface and less control as employees access applications that are hosted from the data center, public, and private clouds. Learn how Fortinet’s unique approach to ZTNA leverages our SD-WAN platform and provides key benefits for the hybrid workforce.

Speakers

3:00pm-3:20 pm

As IT departments look for ways to slash costs while deploying SD-WAN, enabling 5G/LTE links at the branch edge becomes an attractive option. 5G/LTE links provide fast, flexible connectivity to the cloud but must be built, managed, and secured with the same simplicity as other connectivity options. In this summit session, you will learn how to deploy 5G/LTE links with optimal cellular reception; manage and monitor cellular connectivity health with zero-touch options; while applying robust, multilayered security controls all from your Secure D-WAN console. See how 5G/LTE in Secure SD-WAN can diversify your edge broadband and transform your digital enterprise.

Speakers

3:25pm-3:45 pm

As organizations struggle to deploy WAN infrastructure in an agile fashion and are resource-constrained to manage WAN operations efficiently, over 60% of organizations express preference for managed SD-WAN services. Learn how managed SD-WAN can enable simplified vendor management, flexible subscription-based options, reduce hardware and personnel costs while allowing enterprises to stay focused on their business outcomes.

Speakers

3:50pm-4:00 pm

The pandemic accelerated digital transformation and organizations now realize that success requires the ability to create new ways for customers, partners, and employees to interact with their brands. However, there are new challenges as we are more interconnected than ever before – dramatically increasing the attack surface. Indeed, recent high-profile attacks clearly show security is a challenge for even the largest organizations. Digital Transformation and the shift to the cloud drive the need for integration across security, networking, and computing.  Security is not about locking up the enterprise, instead, it’s really about allowing enterprises to safely open up – enabling digital transformation. In this session, we’ll outline the macro trends that are reshaping the ways we connect, conduct commerce, and communicate, as well as how new solutions are delivering real-world results. In the customer panel, hear from our customers first-hand on their journey transforming and securing the WAN. Why the current architecture wasn't sufficient to transform their digital business? What went in the decision-making process in selecting an SD-WAN solution? What was the business outcome? 

Speakers

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