ITWeb Security Summit diamond sponsor Networks Unlimited Africa set to demystify 'next-generation' security
Networks Unlimited Africa, the diamond sponsor at this year's ITWeb Security Summit, is pleased to present a not-to-be missed panel discussion: "Demystifying 'next-generation' security: a systematic approach". It underscores the imperative for organisations to be able to combat the rising sophistication of security threats.
Anton Jacobsz, CEO of leading value-added distributor Networks Unlimited Africa, explains: "Next-generation security technologies have shifted the paradigm of the industry. The need for organisations to have a systematic security posture has become a mission-critical objective. The market is saturated with solutions and services, so how do consumers choose an offering which will offer the best protection possible?"
The panel will look at such issues as how traditional security technologies have failed, thereby leading to the emergence of next-generation solutions, as well as whether these next-generation products are really the future, or if this is just a marketing ploy.
The panel discussion will take place on day one of the summit (28 May) at 1:50pm, and will be hosted by Stefan van de Giessen, general manager of cyber security at Networks Unlimited Africa. Panellists will include:
* Paul Williams: country manager, SADC & IOI, Fortinet
* Ray Kafity: vice-president, META, Attivo Networks
* Samuel Lindford: regional sales director, Carbon Black
* Cas Liddle: senior solutions architect, Thales eSecurity
Jacobsz says the vendor partners present at the summit have all been specifically chosen by Networks Unlimited Africa for their unique offerings in the security suite.
* Fortinet is a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cyber security solutions.
* Attivo Networks is a leader in deception for cyber security threat detection.
* Carbon Black offers next-generation endpoint security solutions to help customers detect, prevent and respond to the most advanced cyber attacks, critical in today's world of mobile devices and the Internet of things.
* Thales makes data safe in any environment, offering encryption of structured and unstructured data, at rest or in motion, and providing an organisation with the tools it needs to protect and manage its data, as well as meet the requirements of regulatory compliance.
"In order to develop a strong security position, we need to demystify and break down this 'next-generation' term. The panel discussion will take a systematic approach to the following next-generation security solutions: perimeter protection; anti-virus and endpoint detection and response; deception; and data protection," says Jacobsz.
"In the spirit of sharing information and empowering delegates at the summit, we're looking forward to presenting a thoughtful discussion that cuts to the heart of one of today's current technology issues," he concludes.