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MEF 3.0 Workshop – SD-WAN Security & SASE

Security is a top requirement for SD-WAN services and is major area of focus for MEF's industry-leading SD-WAN standardization work.

In this interactive members-only workshop, we will provide an in-depth look at key building blocks for the convergence of software-defined networking and security.  These include:  (1) MEF W70.1, which introduces the concepts of application flow security and zones as part of the phase 2 evolution of MEF's SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) standard; (2) MEF's emerging Application Security for SD-WAN Services (MEF W88) standard that is based on the framework in MEF W70.1 and specifies the policy criteria needed to add application security to SD-WAN; (3) a Zero Trust Framework, which aims to ensure that users and applications are properly authenticated before granting them access to network resources; and (4) a SASE Services Framework, which introduces a new construct called a SASE Service that connects users with their applications in the cloud while providing connectivity performance and security assurance determined by policies set by the user. Both MEF W88 and MEF W70.1 are expected to enter Letter Ballot in 4Q 2020, while the Zero Trust Framework and SASE Services Framework currently are ad hocs within MEF. 

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EDTAgenda - 8 July
10:00 - 10:05

Workshop Introduction

Stan Hubbard, Workshop Moderator; Communications & Research Director, MEF

10:05 - 10:10

Building Blocks for Convergence of Networking & Security

Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF

10:10 - 10:30

SD-WAN Service Attributes & Services (MEF 70.x)

Neil Danilowicz, Principal Architect, Versa Networks

10:30 - 10:55

Application Security for SD-WAN Services (MEF W88)

Nicolas Thomas, SDN/APIs Strategist, Fortinet

10:55 - 11:15

Zero Trust Framework and Requirements Ad Hoc for SD-WAN

Q&A with Ralph Santitoro, Head of Digital Services, Fujitsu Network Communications

11:15 - 11:27

SASE Services Framework Ad Hoc and White Paper

Marino Wijay, Sr. Technical Product Manager – SD-WAN by VeloCloud at VMware

11:27 - 11:30

Closing Remarks

Stan Hubbard, Workshop Moderator; Communications & Research Director, MEF

MEF 3.0 SD-Security Hub

MEF 3.0 Cybersecurity Hub

Why Participate

  • Gain valuable insight into the hottest area of SD-WAN services market development - security / SASE
  • Discover opportunities for differentiation by combining endpoints, networking functions, and security functions into a "SASE Service"
  • Participate in Q&A with SD-WAN security subject matter experts
  • Explore opportunities to engage in SD-WAN security projects
  • Join related Committee sessions at our upcoming Virtual Annual Members Meeting, 27-31 July 2020


Stan Hubbard, Director of Communications & Research, MEF

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