5 Great Ideas to Avoid Network Security POC Pitfalls

By Leading Subject Matter Experts VSS Monitoring

Tuesday April 30, 2013 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PST

Understanding that developing a proof of concept (POC) plan to better understand the benefits of vendor adaptation into your network is not without its pain points, IT organizations are being pushed to fast-track security tools and appliances in order to protect against the onslaught of advanced Cyber-threats that are taking down networks worldwide. POC’s carry with them high risks of functional failure, costs overruns, poor human resource allocation and missed deadlines.

In our latest webinar for POC planning, we share ideas for optimizing POC cycles in validating network security-in-layers. You’ll learn about:

  1. Defense-in-Depth Architecture
  2. Accelerate Technology Adoption
  3. Reduce Operational Risk
  4. Lower Cost of Operations
  5. Reduce Time-to-Protection Against Cyber-Threats

VSS Monitoring is the worldwide leader in Network Packet Broker technology serving over 1,700 customers Worldwide by optimizing security and performance tools in 1G/10G/40G networks with the vBroker® family of products.

Who should attend:
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Engineering CIO’s
  • CIO’s
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Chief Software Architects
  • Chief Systems Architects
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Technology Directors
  • Corporate Security Directors
  • Directors of Operations and Security
  • Security Architecture and Network Advisors
  • Information Technology Security Officers
After the presentation, the event will be open for “live” Q&A. We encourage you to have your questions ready. All attendees will receive a FREE copy of “Network Packet Brokers for Dummies” E-book, which will give you practical information to help your organization save money and leverage network monitoring and security investments.



About our subject matter experts:

Gordon Beith
Director of Product Management
VSS Monitoring

Gordon Beith holds a BEE degree Swinburne University, and joined VSS Monitoring in 2010, with responsibility for overseeing product management of the entire VSS Monitoring product line. His extensive career includes over 25 years of work in telecommunications product management, marketing, hardware & software development, and related next-generation services areas. In addition to his work with VSS Monitoring, his background includes product, project, marketing, and account management positions for IneoQuest, Empirix, Spirent, Cisco, and Ericsson in global locations including North America, Europe, Australia, and China. Mr. Beith is also co-author of the book on IMS testing and monitoring, entitled “Ensuring a Quality IMS Experience”, published in 2007.

Leena Merciline
Senior Product Manager VSS Monitoring

Leena Mercline is responsible for VSS Monitoring inline and network security solutions across the entire VSS Monitoring product line. Her career includes over fifteen years designing and marketing networking and security products. Prior to VSS Monitoring, her background includes engineering development, product management, and marketing roles at Nortel Networks, Cisco Systems, and Barracuda Networks. She holds a BSc Honors Computer Science degree from McMaster University in Canada.


Peter Bernstein,
Senior Editor

Peter Bernstein is a seasoned writer and professional with deep experience in the communications and IT industries. As a top-level industry analyst, Peter has keynoted major technology events and has been cited numerous times by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, Communications Week, among other publications.

Bernstein has authored or co-authored market research studies, CEO speeches, white papers, articles, and other content for major companies in the technology markets. His experience includes work with Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Equant, France Telecom, HP, Siemens, Verizon, Nortel, Wave Systems, and many more. He held the position of director of global marketing and communications at Telcordia.
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