March 2018 – Next Gen WAN Branch Architecture



We will be meeting at ECPI (thanks Mike) in Roanoke on March the 8th at 5:30 pm.  Our speaker will be Allen Surface from World Wide Technology, Inc.   Allen will be discussing next generation WAN branch architecture with a focus on security.  I spoke to Allen briefly about this methodology and it is honestly quite amazing.   If you are a blue teamer responsible for protecting your network you should attend this session, if you are in management and are looking for ways to provide value to your security program, you should attend this session.  Ahh heck, just come to the session.  I have even included a MS Calendar appointment.

Disclaimer: This session will be vendor agnostic so if your planning on being sold something you won’t find it here.

Anyway, here are the details…


5234 Airport Rd NW #200

Roanoke, VA 24012

March 8th, 2018, 5:30 PM


Topic: Next Generation Wide Area Network (WAN)

Topic Summary: This session will briefly cover next generation WAN branch architecture with a focus on security. The networking industry is quickly transforming. To support digital business, infrastructure and operations leaders for networking must transform their networks from a fixed environment to an agile and intelligent environment that provides visibility and advanced security controls across the wide area network.

BIO: Allen has 20+ years working in the IT industry and now works at World Wide Technology (WWT) as a Consulting Solutions Architect where he focuses on SD-WAN, Security, and Cisco DNA. He has experience consulting in various verticals including large pharmaceuticals, defense contractors, retail, and healthcare.