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Fortinet to Sponsor the MEF19 Global Networking Event

By Fortinet | November 12, 2019

As a Silver Sponsor of MEF19  being held this year at the JW Marriott LA Live hotel in Los Angeles November 18-21, Fortinet will join other service provider industry leaders as MEF showcases its vision of accelerating the networking industry’s transition to dynamic, assured, and certified services across a global federation of automated networks.

With a membership of more than 200 companies, more than half of them service providers, MEF is an industry association focused on orchestrating services across multiple providers and network technology domains. Fortinet has been a member of MEF since 2017 and currently leads a key Initiative in the MEF Applications Committee on Application Security for SD-WAN Services (MEF88).

Fortinet will be an active participant at this year’s event with speakers addressing a range of topics including SD-WAN Application Standards, SD-WAN Security, Edge Computing and SDN/NFV. In addition to event speakers, Fortinet is proud to be a participant in two exciting Proof-Of-Concept (POC) demonstrations and will have SME’s available to discuss a range of security topics at our booth.

If you will be attending the show, we invite you to engage with the Fortinet.

Opportunities to Hear from Fortinet Experts

Session: Application Security for SD-WAN Services (MEF88)
Fortinet Speaker : Nicolas Thomas
Time: Monday November 18th, 10:30am-10:50am PST

Session: The Next Wave of SD-WAN Services & Features – Multi-Cloud, Multi-Vendor, Security & Scalability
Fortinet Speaker : Kelly Brazil

Moderator: Mike Sapien, Chief Analyst, Enterprise Services, Ovum | Michael Martin, Senior Enterprise Architect for Networking and Security Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company | Kelly Brazil – Sr. SE Director, Fortinet | Susan White, Head of SDN/NFV Strategy and Marketing, NEC/Netcracker | Speaker to be Announced, PLDT

Time: Tuesday November 19th, 4:05pm-4:50pm PST
          Monday November 18th, 10:30am-10:50am PST

Session: Security in a Software Defined & Virtualized World
Fortinet Speaker : Kelly Brazil

Moderator: Zeev Draer, Marketing Committee Co-Chair, MEF; VP Global Business Development, Edge Solutions, ADVA | Bob Schroeder, VP Data Product Management, Spectrum Enterprise | Kelly Brazil – Sr. SE Director, Fortinet | Hari Krishnan, Senior Director, Security Product Management, Nuage Networks from Nokia

Time: Wednesday November 20th, 4:10pm-4:50pm PST

Opportunities for Direct Interaction with Fortinet Experts

Fortinet will be a part of the MEF 3.0 PoC Showcase at MEF19 in two groundbreaking demonstrations. We invite you to drop by and chat with our experts.

Security Assurance in SD-WAN Application Flows (“The Protectors”) - Fortinet, Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), and Spirent Communications
This PoC will demonstrate the feasibility and advantages of relying on an SD-WAN service provider for both traffic efficiency (SD-WAN) and Security of application flows.

Slicing the Edge – AT&T, Fortinet, Nokia
Demonstrates how dynamic network slicing combined with compute residing at multiple locations on the edge can provide an enterprise customer with the same level of security, control and flexibility that they have in a bespoke LAN/Wireless LAN configuration without the reliance on shared and congested 2.4/5GHz spectrum or expensive physical infrastructure. The PoC shows multiple types of traffic, each with a dedicated portion of the carrier spectrum, routed to on-premise, network-edge and public cloud resources as required.

Proof of Concept Map

Fortinet Booth

Drop by Fortinet booth #513 to speak with security experts, discuss the latest developments in Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, learn about the Fortinet Security Fabric and hear more about our security solutions that have been earning top industry awards, recognitions, certifications, and accolades. 

Learn how Fortinet’s Secure SD-WAN Solution uses a security-driven networking approach to improve user experience and simplify operations at the WAN Edge.

Find out how Fortinet’s Security Fabric delivers broad, integrated, and automated protection across an organization’s entire digital attack surface from IoT to the edge, network core and to multi-clouds.