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What Works in Secure Remote Access: Giving Users Seamless and Secure Connectivity with Always-On Visibility and Management

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-09-24 17:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Dan Connelly


  • Pulse Secure

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Organizations have supported remote access for years now, but user complaints about complexity and performance remain high. Further, many VPN approaches cause breakage in ITs ability to manage and patch corporate laptops, as well provide only limited visibility into endpoint security hygiene and status. The rapid movement to work from home to deal with the pandemic has magnified these deficiencies and accelerated the need for better approaches to remote access.

During this SANS WhatWorks webcast, Dan Connelly, IT Infrastructure Manager at Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) will provide details on the selection and deployment of Pulse Secures Secure Remote Access products. Connelly will also describe how to use these products to meet both business needs for full-time, work-from-home capabilities and IT operations needs for 24x7x365 ability to monitor and update configurations while maintaining high levels of security.

Join SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends John Pescatore and Dan Connelly to hear details on the selection, deployment and experience using Pulse Secure. The webcast will feature a discussion of lessons learned and best practices, as well as detail the metrics used to demonstrate the value of reliable, secure and always-on remote connectivity.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Dan Connelly

Dan Connelly is an IT Infrastructure Manager with responsibility for Internet-based services, including remote access for PPG, a Fortune 500 coatings company based in Pittsburgh, PA. Dan’s team is responsible for the firewall services, load-balancing, global remote access services and secured internet access for 40,000 end users in more than 70 countries. When not securing network access, Dan enjoys bike-riding, playing guitar, making (and eating) pizza, and spending time with his family in Pittsburgh, PA.

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