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Analyst Webcast: Advanced Network Protection with McAfee Next Generation Firewall

  • Monday, December 15 at 3:00 PM EST (20:00:00 UTC)
  • Dave Shackleford and Steve Smith


  • McAfee, a division of Intel Security
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The firewalls of yesterday just aren't cutting it anymore: attacks are more complex and sophisticated, the volume and variations of traffic are greater than ever and the types of event data we need for security operations vary greatly. In addition, organizations have to cope with an increasing number of insider threats and can't rely any longer on conventional network security devices to ferret out intrusions. To help overcome these challenges, McAfee Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) boasts a number of advanced features and availability options that can help security teams monitor and protect their networks more effectively than ever. SANS had the opportunity to review McAfee NGFW in a test environment, exploring a number of capabilities: clustering and redundancy, numerous varieties of VPN access, policy options and features such as end-user identification and advanced anti-evasion tools. In this review, we'll dive into the features of the product, walking through our experiences configuring McAfee NGFW with an emphasis on ease-of-use and operations.

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Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford is the owner and principal consultant of Voodoo Security and a SANS analyst, senior instructor, and course author. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering, and is a VMware vExpert with extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He has previously worked as CSO for Configuresoft, CTO for the Center for Internet Security, and as a security architect, analyst, and manager for several Fortune 500 companies. Dave is the author of the Sybex book Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments, as well as the coauthor of Hands-On Information Security from Course Technology. Recently Dave coauthored the first published course on virtualization security for the SANS Institute. Dave currently serves on the board of directors at the SANS Technology Institute and helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a senior technical manager for McAfee with expertise in Firewall and Next Generation Firewall products. He has been in the networking industry for 20 plus years with experience ranging from product engineering, solution architecture, network management, application delivery and security. Steve graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

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