Not Impossible: New Models for Simplified Data Center Segmentation – Keynote Presentation by Pensando

Spring 2022

Application security is increasingly seen as a board-level issue for many businesses today and while north-south security is a well understood problem, many IT departments are struggling to implement East-West security in a simple, efficient manner.  In this keynote Scott Stevens will discuss common security issues with todays network architectures, in addition to some new approaches to simplify segmentation of the data center network architecture to provide hyper-scale class technology and performance that is unparalleled.

The flexibility of this approach enables you to determine how and when you execute on a macro- or micro-segmentation strategy without requiring 3rd party firewalls or tromboning flows across the data center fabric.  Delivering micro-segmentation between all workloads in the data center regardless of IP/VLAN mapping means that you can seamlessly migrate to a full Zero Trust security posture based on your timing and needs, not those of your vendor.


Scott has spent the last 7 years at Palo Alto Networks leading the Global SE’s where he grew the team from 117 to 1300.  This included developing processes to scale the adoption of Palo’s technology to meet customer’s business outcomes.

Previous to that, Scott spent 14 years at Juniper Networks leading various teams, and left there leading the Global SE team.  He also served as a US Air Force officer, where he had extensive hands-on and leadership roles in building wide area networks.

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