It's that time of year again. Indeed, RSA Conference 2014 is just a few days away and Fortinet has a host of announcements, presentations and social events lined up for the event.
First, the basics: Fortinet's booth is #1317, located in the center aisle of Moscone South Hall. That's important to know, because it will be the launching point for myriad of our product demos, presentations and giveaways the week of February 24.
As always, Fortinet presenters will be on hand at the booth to demonstrate an extensive array of products. This year, FortiOS, FortiSandbox, FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer, will be among the mix - all of which are geared for today's high-performance datacenter and aimed at satisfying a relentless search for power required by enterprise customers.
We'll also be displaying a wide range of high-end FortiGate models as well as wireless products, accompanied by Fortinet staff to answer questions from visitors.
And because you can't have security without cutting edge threat research, Fortinet's booth also features an "Advanced Tech" pod. Here, we'll be shining a spotlight on our Advanced Technology VMs, while featuring a FortiGuard Labs Resource center where researchers will be readily available to speak on the latest threat trends and answer questions about the evolving security landscape.
This year at the show, Fortinet is partnering with network optimization firm IXIA and will be presenting live demos, breakout panels and promotions.
As part of the collaboration, a combined featured breakout session, titled "Analyst Quadrants, Third-Party Tests, Vendor Data Sheets and YOU," will discuss the merits of "real world" testing, vs. third party testing vs. vendor data sheets, held at the North Hall, rm. 132, on Tuesday, February 25th at 2:40 p.m.
IXIA will be presenting "Best Practices in NGFW POC: More facts, Less Guessing," both on Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26, at Fortinet's Booth 1317, South Hall, both tentatively at 2p.m.
Fortinet will also be presenting "Breaking the Speed Limit - High Performance Testing of the World's Fastest Firewall," at Ixia's booth 3135, North Hall on Wednesday, February 26 at 3 p.m.
Meanwhile, no RSA Conference would be complete without giveaways and raffles, and this year, Fortinet has plenty of opportunities to win. Fortinet will be giving away remote control cars after each in-booth presentation - 33 total -- open to anyone in attendance. The first person to correctly answer the question given at the end of the presentation will take home a remote control car.
In addition, Fortinet will be giving away one Xbox One each day of the conference to a randomly selected individual. And for a grand prize, Fortinet will be giving away a total of three BMW driving packages.
Finally, few can deny that RSA Conference is also a time of celebration - which is why Fortinet is hosting its very own RSA party. The event will be held between 5:30 and 9:30 at LuLu's, located at 816 Folsom St. and just a five minute walk from the Moscone Center. Guests will be treated to assorted antipasto and charcuterie stations, as well as a premium open bar, which will feature Fortinet's signature "Fortini" cosmopolitan martini cocktail, served in our very own etched martini glasses.
It all adds up to an amazing RSA show and unforgettable conference experience this year. Hope to see you there!