Thomas Laugle is a Sales Engineer at FireMon for Canada and North Central USA. Although he has worked in IT for over fifteen years, he’s been a technology enthusiast throughout his life – whether that means playing games on his father’s Apple II as a child, privilege escalation hacks on school computer lab machines, programming an self-evolving chess algorithm, or building cryptocurrency mining rigs in his basement. Before coming to FireMon, he supported and architected security solutions for Fortune 500 companies across the globe and across multiple vendors, tasked with troubleshooting top-tier issues to resolution. He currently specializes in firewall management and automation solutions.
Embracing Security Intent
As enterprises adopt new networking technologies and development processes, security is being asked to move at warp speed amidst a highly fragmented, highly distributed network. In this world, firewall rules become obsolete and unwieldy fast.The time for intent-based network security is here. Built upon concepts established by intent-based networking, the key to IBNS is defining the desired security state and then leveraging automation to turn security intent into security enforcement for every fragment of the network – all without ever having to write a rule yourself.No more writing firewall rules? It may not be as far-fetched as you think. In this session, FireMon will share strategies for defining security intent in your environment and reveal the four capabilities necessary to take IBNS from a great idea on paper to a great idea in practice.