Ash Bhalgat, NVIDIA, John McDowall, Palo Alto Networks, Mukesh Gupta, Palo Alto Networks
To keep up with the explosion of data, data centers are deploying high-speed networks from 25G to 100G. While network speed has been increasing, security functions such as next-generation firewalls (NGFW) need to keep up with higher traffic loads. Software-defined NGFW offers the flexibility and agility to build modern data centers; however, scaling them for performance, efficiency, and economics has been a challenge. The need for a software-defined, hardware accelerated NGFW is more pressing than ever. NVIDIA and Palo Alto Networks have developed a DPU-accelerated NGFW solution for the enterprise and cloud-scale data centers.
In this session, they'll jointly present the PAN VM-Series NGFW solution and discuss availability and customer trials. We'll show a live demonstration of PAN NGFW utilizing BlueField-2 DPU’s rich set of network offloads to improve performance by up to 5x while addressing the security needs of data centers and enterprise deployments.
Ash Bhalgat, Senior Director of Cloud, Telco and Security Market Development, NVIDIA
John McDowall, Senior Distinguished Engineer, Palo Alto Networks
Mukesh Gupta, VP of Product Management, Palo Alto Networks