The IEEE Central Texas Consultants
Network is an affinity group of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
(IEEE) Region 5 Central Texas
The Consultants Network promotes the development
of members' careers through professional and
social networking, including publicizing members'
skills and sharing potential professional
opportunities, and supports the IEEE Central Texas
Meetings - General Information
The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except
when meeting jointly with other groups, the
Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday
of each month. Meetings usually begin with
informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.,
followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
by experts in technology, marketing, sales,
advertising, financial or legal needs of small
businesses and special needs of consultants.
The Changing Face of Network Security
Management - Packet Delivery Platforms
The Changing Face of Network
Security Management - Packet Delivery
In recent years,
huge strides in network management have
been made with the advancement of
visibility tools, application layer
filtering, and centralized management yet
many networks are running with the same
tools and methodology that were used 15
years ago. This talk will provide an
overview of the ISO standard of FCAPS for
network management, provide insights of
how to best deploy new network security
tools and show the value of a
comprehensive network management framework
in the field of Cybersecurity.
The challenge for security and performance
monitoring of the computing environment is
providing these tools visibility across
all the areas of the network that need to
be monitored. Traditionally, these
tools have been deployed inline at the
connection to the Internet or in monitor
only mode, they are connected to a SPAN
port on a switch or router.
Device based management of your computing
environment is no longer sufficient, the
next generation of performance and
security tools require visibility into the
packets passing through the network.
Employing the use of a Packet Visibility
Platform provides the means to aggregate
all sources of network traffic (inline
Bypass, SPANs, TAPs, Virtual), sending the
right data to the right tool through
filtering, cleaning up the data streams by
transforming the packet flows and most
importantly sending the data to all
the tools or tool groups that need to see
The computing environment is not only an
essential component of every major
company, it can also provide a competitive
edge and be a differentiator in the
industry. The ability to deploy new
cybersecurity tools in a timely fashion is
key to not only protecting your company
from cyber attacks, but also saves time
Corporate Blogger, Senior Systems
Engineer, Gigamon –With
over 25 years of experience in the
high-tech industry, Allen
Hébert serves as a senior
technical member of Gigamon’s
Field Sales Team providing support
for Texas and Louisiana customers.
Allen sits on the board of
directors for the Capitol of
Texas Chapter of ISSA. Prior
to Gigamon, Allen held various
senior system engineering
positions and consulting roles at
Brocade, AT&T, Marconi, IBM
Global Services and Motorola. He
holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer
Science from St. Edward’s
University in Austin, TX.
and responding to security breaches in
a timely fashion is an essential task
of any cybersecurity
Visibility Platforms collect, select,
clean and deliver packets from your
network to the security tools for
analysis and remediation.
|Date & Time:
May 24, 2017, Networking at 6:00 p.m.,
business and program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
||PoK-e-Jo's, 2121 W. Parmer
Lane at Lamplight Village, Austin, TX 78727
||$5.00 minimum charge for the
restaurant. Supper is at optional extra
|| Not required. All interested
parties are invited to attend.
|For more information.
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development and cross-training in varied technical
fields, please consider joining the Central Texas
Consultants Network. And bring a colleague!
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obtained after the meeting through the Past Meetings page.
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