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The IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network is an affinity group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Region 5 Central Texas Section.


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 Section.

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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

May 2017

Topic: The Changing Face of Network Security Management - Packet Delivery Platforms
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 those packets.

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 and money.
Speaker: Allen Hébert
Speaker's Bio: Allen Hébert, 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.

Summary: Detecting and responding to security breaches in a timely fashion is an essential task of any cybersecurity organization.  Packet Visibility Platforms collect, select, clean and deliver packets from your network to the security tools for analysis and remediation.
Date & Time: Wednesday  May 24, 2017, Networking at 6:00 p.m., business and program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: PoK-e-Jo's, 2121 W. Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village, Austin, TX 78727
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Cost: $5.00 minimum charge for the restaurant. Supper is at optional extra cost.
Reservations: Not required. All interested parties are invited to attend.
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