Live Webinar: How Does Virtualization Affect High Performance Monitoring?

09-13-2017 - 09-13-2017

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The benefits associated with virtualization have led to the proliferation of virtual networks and the explosion of cloud computing. Both public and private clouds present new security and performance problems which have complicated the deployment of otherwise appealing new technologies.

The lack of visibility into virtual network infrastructure and cloud environments, in terms of maintaining the security and performance of virtual applications, is just as problematic as blind-spots in monitoring physical networks. Such blind-spots are the reason that cyber threats still persist despite massive investment: nefarious actors are able to operate within the “dark” parts of the network and, consequently, design attacks that simply cannot be seen until they occur.

Please join us for this webinar with Dr. Parag Pruthi, Founder and CEO of NIKSUN, and Dr. Ed Amoroso, Founder and CEO of TAG Cyber LLC and former CSO of AT&T. During it, they will discuss how the latest developments in high-performance network monitoring enable enterprises to fully protect their virtual networks without breaking the bank. Doing so allows these institutions to reap the full benefits of virtualization without reducing their security and performance monitoring profile. They will provide real, actionable answers to questions, such as:

  • Why does cyber crime still persist, despite significant investment?
  • What can be done to protect virtual networks against cyber breaches?
  • What data do we need to properly defend these networks?
  • How can we speed up security and performance related remediation in the virtual world?
  • How do we ensure total visibility into the complicated realm of public and private clouds?
  • Can we unify this visibility with that into physical networks for seamless integration?
  • What is the ROI of securing and monitoring a virtual network?


Dr. Parag Pruthi is the Founder and CEO of NIKSUN, a world-renowned company in the cyber security, wireless, and network monitoring markets that he has built from the ground up. NIKSUN is the chosen primary provider of full packet capture for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and has thousands of enterprise customers around the world.

Recognized as one of the foremost experts in visionary security technologies, Dr. Pruthi advises on cyber defense strategies at the highest tiers of government and is a frequent speaker on cyber security issues, including keynotes to delegates from across 28 NATO nations, agencies and strategic commands at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium. He has also served as a member of the New Jersey Technology Council Advisory Board.

Dr. Pruthi received his Doctorate in Telecommunications from The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. His thesis, "An Application of Chaotic Maps to Packet Traffic Modeling" was the first to apply chaotic and fractal systems to accurately model the seemingly erratic nature of network traffic. He continues to drive the advancement of cyber security and network monitoring applications and practices, regularly introducing highly innovative and industry-leading solutions. In recent years, this has included the world’s first full packet capture 100 Gbps+ network monitoring solution and a “Google-like” search engine for captured data.

Dr. Edward G. Amoroso is Chief Executive Officer of TAG Cyber LLC, a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting, and media services company supporting hundreds of major organizations across the world. Ed recently retired from AT&T after thirty-one years of service, beginning in Unix security R&D at Bell Labs and culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T from 2004 to 2016. He was elected an AT&T Fellow in 2010.

Ed has been Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Stevens Institute of Technology for the past twenty-nine years, where he has introduced over three thousand graduate students to the topic of information security. He is also a Research Professor in the Computer Science Department at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and a Senior Advisor at the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of six books on cyber security, and dozens of major research and technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Amoroso holds a BS degree in Physics from Dickinson College, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Columbia Business School. He holds ten patents in cyber security technology and has previously served on the Board of Directors for M&T Bank and the NSA Advisory Board.

Ed’s work has been highlighted on CNN, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has worked directly with four Presidential administrations on issues related to national security, critical infrastructure protection, and cyber policy. He and his wife Lee live in New Jersey and are the proud parents of three wonderfully successful Millennials.


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