Join A10 Networks, Heavy Reading and Vodafone at the Big Communications Event 2018

It’s not too long until this year’s Big Communications (BCE) event and telecom experts from around the world will descend upon Austin, TX. This show is known for presenting a microcosm of the significant issues and themes confronting the telecommunications industry as a whole – and this year, with a significant focus on automation, virtualization, security and analytics.

Our service provider customers are undertaking large network infrastructure upgrades to swing into the era of digitization with ease. The other major push in revamping network architectures is 5G, which some say will be the catalyst for the next-generation of IoT services. As the likes of AT&T, Verizon and others look to launch 5G and push toward software and virtualization, the next step to making these network transformations successful is to turn  toward security.

We are in the midst of a sophisticated threat landscape and the dynamics of security has changed. Attacks can originate from inside a mobile network. A few thousand infected hosts can affect the brain of a mobile network, the EPC and Gi LAN, illustrating the importance of protecting your network and applications from attacks through a comprehensive security approach.

To learn more about what can be done to protect your mobile network edge, attend the panel discussion, Securing the Edge, moderated by Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst for Cloud and Security at Heavy Reading.

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 2:20 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. CST
What: Life on the Edge Track discussion
Who:

  • Lakshmi Kandadai, Head of Service Provider Marketing and Strategy, A10 Networks
  • Csaba Kiss Kallo, Head of Connectivity, Mobility and Security Portfolio, Vodafone
  • Prayson Pate,  Chief Technical Officer, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking

Session Description:
As data/IT infrastructure is increasingly distributed to the edge of the network, there is a growing need to also distribute and automate security functions as well, potentially using virtualization to spin up security instances and enforce policies as needed in real-time. This panel provides a snapshot of the challenges involved in making sure data is protected, at rest and in motion, as the cloud infrastructure is distributed.

For more on the strategies that can help you mitigate risks associated with IoT and 5G, download the Heavy Reading an A10 full report.

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