Unlocking the Promise of Cloud

Update: The time of our breakout session has changed! Our breakout session, “VMware NSX and Next-Generation Security from Palo Alto Networks” is now on 8/27 at 1 pm.

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VMworld 2013, one of the biggest virtualization conferences in the world, is quickly approaching at the end of August. This year’s conference is very special, celebrating 15 years of virtualization innovation. What is most interesting is that out of 457 sessions at the conference, only 26 sessions are identified in the security and compliance track.

Why is this an issue? Whether virtualization infrastructure (VI) admins and security IT admins realize it or not, their ability to meet goals in a virtualized world are intertwined. In fact, security is one of the key barriers to realizing the full potential of the dynamic, agile, flexible cloud. My latest SecurityWeek column looks at today’s challenges from both the VI admin and IT admin perspectives, and discusses why there is no true cloud without security and there is no easy button for security without true integration with virtualization. Read more here.

Are you attending VMworld? Join Palo Alto Networks at Booth 2305 where we will discuss these challenges, and how next-generation firewalls can help. Also, you're invited to attend our breakout session (SEC 5755) – “VMware NSX and Next-Generation Security from Palo Alto Networks” on 8/27 at 11 am.