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What Works: Inspecting Encrypted Traffic with the Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (2016-03-23 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Michael Weinstein, John Pescatore


  • Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

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A large global media company saw both an increase in targeted threats and an increase in encrypted traffic on its Internet-connected networks. A system integrator tasked with increasing their ability to inspect encrypted traffic selected the Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance.

Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore (moderator) is the director emerging security trends for the SANS Institute. A former vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, Pescatore has over 30 years of experience in computer, network and information security. Prior to joining Gartner, he was senior consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems and a security engineer for the U.S. Secret Service and the National Security Agency.

Michael Weinstein

Michael Weinstein, CTO of NetTects has been with NetTects since its inception in 2011. At NetTects, Michael works daily with clients and leading technology vendors to develop, deploy, and tune security and networking solutions in a variety of small, medium, and large enterprise environments across many verticals. He has worked on networks and supported deployments internationally for clients in many diverse verticals, including financial, media, health care, and retail. With over 15 years' experience in the Value Added Reseller space (ten years as CTO of a Value Added Reseller prior to NetTects), and five years at a manufacturer of security and load balancing solutions, leaving with a Director level position, Michael brings advanced networking and security skills along with a highly valued perspective to clients that fosters long term, trusted relationships with those clients.

Having had training and/or completed formal certification programs from a number of vendors (including Juniper, Blue Coat, Radware, Cisco, Network Appliance, Infoblox, APC, Nimble Storage, and Gigamon), Michael assists clients not only with the deployment of NetTects' vendors's solutions, but also the integration of the existing environment with those solutions. His understanding of enterprise environments, networking, security, and availability enables clients to quickly and effectively deploy new technologies, resolve security concerns, and provide a stable network for application resiliency. Furthermore, Michael's experience and understanding of complex integrations has also lead clients to rely on him to assist in remediation of networking and security issues, including service outages, DDoS mitigation, and forensic investigations.

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