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Deep packet inspection: The key technology for network security and the question of whether to build or buy it

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST (2018-03-06 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Tanya Baccam, Alexander Müller


  • Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity GmbH

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When your security solution needs deep packet inspection (DPI) as a key enabling feature, highly reliable and accurate real-time identification of network traffic and applications is an important requirement.

Whether it is for application control, malware filtering or advanced threat protection, DPI is a crucial technology to implement security solutions.

Security vendors looking at the business case can decide to build DPI software in-house, use open source solutions or to license software from a DPI specialist. Within this webinar, we will do a deep dive explaining the different sourcing options and the respective evaluation criteria which should be considered.

The real-life vendor scenario of an advanced threat protection vendor will be used to illustrate the different aspects of a realistic use case.

By the end of this session, attendees will have learned:

   How DPI has become a crucial technology for security vendors

   How the scope of needed know-how has changed for network security vendors

   What the benefits of deep packet inspection for network security use cases are

   What the sourcing options for DPI solutions are

   How to evaluate and answer the important aspects of the Build or buy DPI? decision

Speaker Bios

Alexander Müller

Alexander Müller, Product Manager DPI at Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity: As an IT graduate of TU Dresden, Alex has over ten years of dedicated experience in the IT security sector. Having started his professional career in Linux security and the hardening of information systems, he is now responsible for product management of the R&S®PACE DPI engine which is used by leading security vendors worldwide to enhance their products with state-of-the-art traffic inspection capabilities.

Tanya Baccam

Tanya is a SANS senior instructor, as well as a SANS courseware author. With more than 10 years of information security experience, Tanya has consulted with a variety of clients about their security architecture in areas such as perimeter security, network infrastructure design, system audits, Web server security, and database security. Currently, Tanya provides a variety of security consulting services for clients, including system audits, vulnerability and risk assessments, database assessments, Web application assessments, and penetration testing. She has previously worked as the Director of Assurance Services for a security services consulting firm and served as the Manager of Infrastructure Security for a healthcare organization. She also served as a manager at Deloitte in the Security Services practice. Tanya has played an integral role in developing multiple business applications and currently holds the CPA, GIAC GPPA, GIAC GCIH, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CITP, and OCP DBA certifications. Tanya completed a bachelor of arts degree with majors in Accounting, Business Administration and Management Information Systems.

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