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    • How to Achieve True Scalability in SaaS Applications?
      How to Achieve True Scalability in SaaS Applications? Jothi Rengarajan - Principal Architect – SaaS Solutions, Janakiraman Jayachandran - Cloud Architect Recorded: May 27 2015 6:00 pm UTC 63 mins
    • One of the most unique and critical feature of Cloud is it’s “Elasticity”. The very nature of SaaS applications being delivered over cloud (internet) enforces a natural requirement for these applications to be elastic as well in order to leverage the cloud benefits. However, one of the common myths in SaaS is Cloud will take care of scalability and application need not worry about it. Many SaaS providers realize this when their applications are put for a true scalability test – which can span across all the layers of your application. While the cloud facilitates elasticity the application should have been architected to make use of it. In this webinar we are going focus on the best practices involved in building a true scalable SaaS application.

      Key Takeaways:
      • Scalability considerations in a layered architecture
      • Scalability design patterns
      • Techniques for database scalability
      • Balancing cost vs. scalability in AWS cloud
      • Key services in AWS for SaaS applications to leverage scalability

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    • Security Architecture Best Practices for SaaS Applications
      Security Architecture Best Practices for SaaS Applications Jothi Rengarajan - Principal Architect – SaaS Solutions, Janakiraman Jayachandran - Cloud Architect Recorded: Mar 24 2015 6:00 pm UTC 64 mins
    • Gartner has predicted 18-20% growth in SaaS market, and expects it to hit US $22.1 billion by the year 2015. They have also measured that SaaS adoption rate has increased many fold in the last few years (almost 71% of enterprises use SaaS solutions).

      SaaS has come a long way from “hype” to “norm”. The key to this change is the confidence that has been built by the cloud/SaaS community by providing enterprise class security. Since, SaaS model of delivery has become a defacto standard of delivering products it’s critical for software providers to ensure that their SaaS product meets the required industry security standards. In this webinar, we will address the security aspects related to architecture, deployment and management of SaaS solutions.

      Key Takeaways:
      • Security considerations in each of the architecture layers
      • Data isolation risks and mitigation plans
      • Overview of CWE/SANS and OWASP Security threats
      • Data retention and termination policies
      • Infrastructure and cloud related security risks and solutions

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    • Making a Smart SaaS Choice: Six Key Questions to Ask
      Making a Smart SaaS Choice: Six Key Questions to Ask Peter Cohen, Managing Partner, SaaS Marketing Strategy Advisors, www.saasmarketingstrategy.com Recorded: Jul 24 2012 2:00 pm UTC 24 mins
    • If it hasn’t happened to you already, sooner or later you’ll probably be asked to evaluate a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for your business. No matter what function you’re looking to automate – ERP, CRM, talent management, or some specialized, industry-specific application – there’s probably a SaaS solution available for you to consider.

      So how do you choose? What criteria should you use to determine whether a SaaS solution fits your needs? And which vendor you should work with?

      This brief webinar will present six key questions that you should ask when evaluating SaaS solutions. Better yet, it will point out the kind of answers you should be listening for.

      If you’re in the midst of evaluating a SaaS solution for your organization – and if you’re not, it’s likely that you will be soon – this will be a valuable session for you.

      Speaker bio

      The speaker, Peter Cohen, is the Managing Partner at SaaS Marketing Strategy Advisors. His firm provides expert guidance to help companies effectively market and sell SaaS solutions to enterprises.

      Peter has more than 25 years’ experience developing and implementing successful marketing strategies for technology companies, including IBM, Constant Contact, Progress Software, and Honeywell. He writes and speaks frequently about marketing SaaS solutions and publishes a blog and newsletter entitled “Practical Advice on SaaS Marketing.”

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    • Seven SaaS Marketing Hazards to Avoid
      Seven SaaS Marketing Hazards to Avoid Peter Cohen, SaaS Marketing Strategy Advisors Recorded: Feb 16 2012 4:00 pm UTC 48 mins
    • Marketing software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions presents a unique set of challenges. In contrast to their on-premise brethren, SaaS marketers are tasked with delivering new messages to new audiences, and doing it all extremely cost-effectively.

      To paraphrase, Kermit the Frog, "It isn't easy being SaaS."

      This webinar will point out seven particularly nasty hazards faced by SaaS marketers. Better yet, it will suggest effective ways to navigate around these hazards.


      The speaker, Peter Cohen, is the Managing Partner at SaaS Marketing Strategy Advisors. His firm provides expert guidance to help companies effectively market and sell SaaS solutions to enterprises.

      Peter has more than 25 years’ experience developing and implementing successful marketing strategies for technology companies, including IBM, Authoria, Progress Software, and Honeywell. He writes and speaks frequently about marketing SaaS solutions and publishes a blog and newsletter entitled “Practical Advice on SaaS Marketing.”

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    • Prevent Costly Data Leaks From SaaS Apps
      Prevent Costly Data Leaks From SaaS Apps Anuj Sawani, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Palo Alto Networks Recorded: May 23 2017 8:00 am UTC 48 mins
    • SaaS apps are now extensively adopted by organizations – some procured by IT, others adopted by the users themselves. You’re already likely witnessing large amounts of data being transferred between users and these apps. As corporate data moves to the cloud, the risk of a data leakage increases with users accessing enterprise apps on unmanaged devices or storing corporate data on risky, unsanctioned apps.

      Join this webinar to learn how to prevent data exposure and maintain compliance by protecting your data within enterprise SaaS apps and blocking unsanctioned apps. You’ll learn about:
      •A real-world customer journey for complete data security in SaaS.
      •Common threats leading to data leaks from popular SaaS apps.
      •Benefits of adopting a platform approach to SaaS security.

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    • Is SaaS Safe? SaaS Security vs Today’s Zero-Day Attack
      Is SaaS Safe? SaaS Security vs Today’s Zero-Day Attack Michael Landewe Recorded: Apr 27 2017 5:00 pm UTC 43 mins
    • Every day, we test popular SaaS like Office365 and GSuite against the latest zero-day threats.
      In this webinar we will answer the questions that CISOs regularly ask:

      • Which SaaS offer the best built-in protection?
      • Is it worth paying more for Microsoft's Advanced Threat Protection?
      • Is there a difference in protection between email and file sharing?
      • Should I scan both inbound and outbound? What about internal email and sharing?
      • How do I add more security if I need it?

      Avanan's Cloud Security Platform is uniquely positioned to understand the security profile of most every cloud provider. Integrated with all major SaaS and partnering with over 70 security vendors, Avanan constantly monitors for the latests security threats and measures the risk profile of each cloud provider.

      We will discuss recent attacks and the speed of each cloud vendor's response. We will compare each SaaS window of vulnerability and adaptation to the changing threat vectors.

      Before and after the webinar, real time vulnerability information will be available at https://avanan.com/gauge

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    • Prevent Costly Data Leaks From SaaS Apps
      Prevent Costly Data Leaks From SaaS Apps Anuj Sawani, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Palo Alto Networks Recorded: Apr 27 2017 9:00 am UTC 48 mins
    • SaaS apps are now extensively adopted by organizations – some procured by IT, others adopted by the users themselves. You’re already likely witnessing large amounts of data being transferred between users and these apps. As corporate data moves to the cloud, the risk of a data leakage increases with users accessing enterprise apps on unmanaged devices or storing corporate data on risky, unsanctioned apps. 
       
      Join this webinar to learn how to prevent data exposure and maintain compliance by protecting your data within enterprise SaaS apps and blocking unsanctioned apps. You’ll learn about: 
      •A real-world customer journey for complete data security in SaaS.
      •Common threats leading to data leaks from popular SaaS apps.
      •Benefits of adopting a platform approach to SaaS security.

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    • Prevent Costly Data Leaks From SaaS Apps
      Prevent Costly Data Leaks From SaaS Apps Anuj Sawani, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Palo Alto Networks Recorded: Apr 27 2017 1:00 am UTC 48 mins
    • SaaS apps are now extensively adopted by organizations – some procured by IT, others adopted by the users themselves. You’re already likely witnessing large amounts of data being transferred between users and these apps. As corporate data moves to the cloud, the risk of a data leakage increases with users accessing enterprise apps on unmanaged devices or storing corporate data on risky, unsanctioned apps. 
       
      Join this webinar to learn how to prevent data exposure and maintain compliance by protecting your data within enterprise SaaS apps and blocking unsanctioned apps. You’ll learn about: 
      •A real-world customer journey for complete data security in SaaS.
      •Common threats leading to data leaks from popular SaaS apps.
      •Benefits of adopting a platform approach to SaaS security.

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    • Prevent Costly Data Leaks From SaaS Apps
      Prevent Costly Data Leaks From SaaS Apps Anuj Sawani, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Palo Alto Networks Recorded: Apr 20 2017 6:00 pm UTC 48 mins
    • SaaS apps are now extensively adopted by organizations – some procured by IT, others adopted by the users themselves. You’re already likely witnessing large amounts of data being transferred between users and these apps. As corporate data moves to the cloud, the risk of a data leakage increases with users accessing enterprise apps on unmanaged devices or storing corporate data on risky, unsanctioned apps. 
       
      Join this webinar to learn how to prevent data exposure and maintain compliance by protecting your data within enterprise SaaS apps and blocking unsanctioned apps. You’ll learn about: 
      •A real-world customer journey for complete data security in SaaS.
      •Common threats leading to data leaks from popular SaaS apps.
      •Benefits of adopting a platform approach to SaaS security.

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    • Cloud Transformation for SaaS and IaaS
      Cloud Transformation for SaaS and IaaS Ariful Huq, Product Management at Viptela Upcoming: Jun 8 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    • Traditional WAN network infrastructure is breaking the adoption of SaaS and IaaS. Connecting users of an enterprise to application and infrastructure in the cloud requires many transformational changes. For one, the network itself needs to be cloud aware. Next, there needs to be unified management capability for both cloud and on-prem applications. Last, there needs to be a dynamic management of application experience based on realtime network unreliabilities.

      Topics covered:
      - SaaS / IaaS Challenges (ie. Quality of Experience, Onboarding Workflows, Scale, Security)
      - Network Transformation and the Cloud onRamp Solution
      - Benefits for IaaS (ie. Single Solution, Branch to Cloud Connectivity including AWS and Azure)
      - Benefits for SaaS (ie. Improved Experience, Visibility for Office365, Salesforce, Dropbox and more)
      - Use Cases and Case Studies

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    • Demo: Safely Enable SaaS Applications with Aperture
      Demo: Safely Enable SaaS Applications with Aperture Christiaan Groenhof, Inside Sales Engineer at Palo Alto Networks Recorded: Mar 14 2017 3:10 pm UTC 48 mins
    • The adoption of SaaS applications continues to grow at an exponential pace. You do not want to clamp down on these applications because they are valuable tools for many of your employees. However, because the data and usage of these SaaS applications is invisible to IT administrators, they do expose your organization to potentially disastrous security and data theft risks.

      Join us for a live webinar where you will learn how your organization can enable safe usage of SaaS applications and:

      •Gain visibility and granular, context-based control of SaaS applications.
      •Protect corporate data from malicious and inadvertent exposure after it has left the traditional corporate perimeter.
      •Protect against new insertion and distribution points for malware.
      •Satisfy compliance requirements while still maintaining the benefits of SaaS based application services.

      The challenges of SaaS applications are already here whether they are enabled by IT or end users themselves. Find out how to take back control and safely enable their use.

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    • [Breach Prevention] Best Practices for the prevention of SaaS threats
      [Breach Prevention] Best Practices for the prevention of SaaS threats Anuj Sawani, Product Marketing Manager, Palo Alto Networks Recorded: Mar 7 2017 2:00 pm UTC 54 mins
    • Almost every line of business within enterprise organizations has adopted SaaS apps to be more productive and successful. Meanwhile, IT organizations are embracing SaaS apps by approving them for company-wide use, in part to regain control of these applications and the data residing within them. This transition often prompts questions from security teams: Who has access to the data? Is sensitive data at risk? Are my users exposed to malware in my SaaS application?

      Join this webinar where you will learn:
      •Best practices to build a strategy for securing your SaaS environment
      •Real-world examples of risks seen in enterprise SaaS environments
      •Steps to protect against the new threats and prevent data exposure
      •How to comply with data residency regulations within Europe

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    • Secure Your Company from the SaaS Tsunami
      Secure Your Company from the SaaS Tsunami Al Sargent - Senior Director Product Marketing Recorded: Feb 9 2017 4:00 pm UTC 57 mins
    • According to Gartner, a staggering 600 to 1000 SaaS apps are in use at a typical company, yet IT only knows about & manages ~7% . The unmanaged ~93% pose very real security and compliance challenges including unauthorized access, data leakage, and violation of industry regulations.

      Gartner calls this the "SaaS Tsunami". It grows daily as employees sign up for new SaaS apps using corporate credentials —all it takes is a browser, a credit card, and an expense report—two clicks and they’re in. Join us for an interactive webinar on how to bring unmanaged SaaS apps out of the shadows to reduce security and compliance risks.

      By joining this webinar, you will:
      - Quantify the scope of the SaaS Tsunami and its security impact on your business
      - Learn how to discover and manage previously unknown apps
      - Be quick on your feet and take action when risk is introduced
      - See a demo on how you can mitigate the security threats posed by the SaaS Tsunami

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    • [LIVE Presentation: AWS re:Invent 2016] Optimizing SaaS Solutions for AWS
      [LIVE Presentation: AWS re:Invent 2016] Optimizing SaaS Solutions for AWS Tod Golding, AWS Solutions Architect Recorded: Dec 13 2016 2:00 pm UTC 54 mins
    • OK, so you have your SaaS application up and running on AWS and now the real fun begins. The adoption of SaaS and a shared multi-tenant infrastructure brings with it a unique set of challenges that require developers to find new and creative ways to optimize their SaaS applications. For many engineers, this means tackling a whole new realm of questions. How do you optimize tenant experience by tiers? How do you perform real-time performance tuning or centralized tenant policy management? How do you collect and aggregate tenant analytics? How do you implement scalable policy-driven configuration of tenant experience?

      These and many other challenging topics will be covered in this technical deep dive. Tod Golding, an AWS Solutions Architect specializing in helping AWS partners build SaaS systems, will explore a collection of strategies that can be leveraged to increase the performance, flexibility, and agility of SaaS environments. You will learn how to identify areas where services, tools, and design strategies can be combined to enrich the agility of your SaaS architecture.

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    • Office 365 and SaaS Optimization with SD-WAN
      Office 365 and SaaS Optimization with SD-WAN Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management & Lloyd Noronha, Head of Global Marketing, Viptela Recorded: Jan 16 2017 8:00 pm UTC 47 mins
    • Gartner’s recent research revealed that 78% of organization are using or plan to use Office 365, and by 2019 half of the global deployments will face network related problems. Limited WAN optimization capability further complicate the problems and presents a major performance and productivity challenge for Office 365 and all SaaS applications.

      SD-WAN provides an essential set of features that solves the networking issues related to Office 365 and SaaS applications. This webinar will cover the following major topics:

      - How traditional networks impair O365 performance, and why?
      - Why enterprises overlook the importance of strategically placing cloud gateways
      - Understanding tradeoffs among reliability, performance and user-experience when architecting the WAN for your cloud
      - Best practice architectures for different kinds of SaaS applications

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