How I transformed a global network and survived

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Thomas Vavra, Manager Communication Networks at Mondi Group, and Naresh Kumar, Principal Product Manager at Zscaler

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With the majority of everyday work handled over the internet, it no longer makes sense to backhaul traffic to centralised data centres—the MPLS costs are too high and the bandwidth too scarce. You need a new approach to networking and security. Join Thomas Vavra, Manager Communication Networks at Mondi Group, and Naresh Kumar, Principal Product Manager at Zscaler, to explore the benefits achieved by establishing secure local internet breakouts with Zscaler and SD-WAN across Mondi Group’s global footprint of more than 100 locations in 30 countries. You’ll come away with an understanding of: Lessons learned from Mondi Group’s real-world transformation initiative How to provide identical protection for all users and all locations The challenges of deploying secure local internet breakouts via SD-WAN on a global scale How to minimise pain points as you plan and execute your transformation journey About the Speakers: Thomas Vavra is an accomplished IT Management professional with over 18 years of diversified information technology expertise. Naresh Kumar has over 12 years of experience spanning Product Management, Solutions Architecture and Engineering building software and products for Large Enterprise and service provider networks.

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