VMworld 2019 EU Security

Things to Watch for

Following a successful rendition of VMworld US in San Francisco, VMworld Europe is only a little more than a month away. This time around, the theme for our security audience will be extending our vision of “Intrinsic Security” pervasively from every work-load to data center to multi-cloud to edge. There will be a heavier emphasis on new product capabilities and you will get a glimpse into features like distributed IDPS (intrusion detection and prevention systems), multi-cloud policy federation, and branch firewalling. Additionally, we will be unveiling Carbon Black integrations designed to enhance server workload protection.

Below are sessions catered specifically toward security-minded professionals. Use the suggestions below to customize your own catalog, and most importantly, keynote attendees will have the chance to win a pair of Bose headphones so make sure to prioritize these sessions!

For networking sessions, please refer to this blog.

Security Keynotes

  1. Showcase Keynote: Intrinsic Security – How Your VMware Infrastructure Can Turn the Tide in Cybersecurity [SEC3412KE]

Security threats, breaches, and exploits are becoming more prevalent with no end in sight. Worse, with adoptions of cloud, new applications, and mobile digital workspace, the problem is only getting harder to solve. There must be a new approach to cybersecurity. Fortunately, the answer lies at your fingertips. For years, VMware has been building proven products for software infrastructure: vSphere, NSX, vSAN, VMware Cloud, Workspace ONE. You may not consider them for security, but they are perfectly positioned to support your apps, data, and users, and when used in conjunction with security products like AppDefense, these products provide tremendous value to your security teams. Attend this showcase keynote to hear Tom Corn, VMware’s SVP/GM of Security Technologies and Strategy, and Shawn Bass, VMware’s CTO of End User Computing, reveal VMware’s security strategy and vision. You will learn about the latest advancements in the VMware portfolio, and see a live attack demo that shows how various components are coming together to solve the security problem.


Tom Corn, Senior VP, VMware

Shawn Bass, VP, CTO – EUC, VMware

Wed., Nov. 6, 15:30-16:30

  1. Showcase Keynote: Networking and Security for the Cloud Era [NETS3413KE]

There has never been a more exciting (or challenging) time to be in networking. The cloud, application developers, compute and data at the edge, IoT are driving a new wave of innovation and digital transformation. Meanwhile, the network is being asked to connect it all. Come to this showcase keynote to hear Tom Gillis, SVP/GM of NSBU, share the latest roadmap for the Virtual Cloud Network, VMware’s vision for networking in the digital age. You will hear about the latest innovations and see key demonstrates of technology that are transforming networking and security. You will also hear from forward-thinking organizations and networking and security leaders that are embracing the vision of a Virtual Cloud Network and the NSX portfolio as a blueprint to: A single, consistent operational network fabric for hybrid and multi-cloud environments Deliver a one-touch experience for automating network and policy provisioning for your applications. Collecting and leveraging the insights gathered from the infrastructure to provide better security policies to protect your business. This session is highly recommended for those attending VMware NSX, VMware NSX Cloud, VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, and VMware AppDefense sessions throughout the week.


Tom Gillis, SVP/GM, NSBU, VMware

Tue., 05 November, 13:00-14:00

Security Sessions

  1. Introduction to the VMware NSX Service-Defined Firewall[SAI1847BE]

Earlier this year at the RSA Security Conference VMware introduced the future of internal network and application security, the Service-defined Firewall. In this session, we will explain the concept of “intrinsic security” and introduce you to the industry’s first purpose-built internal firewall designed to mitigate lateral movement of threats in hybrid cloud environments. We will discuss why traditional perimeter firewalls fall short when deployed to secure east-west traffic and protect workloads, and introduce you to the key attributes of the Service-defined Firewall that make it the ideal solution for operationalizing micro-segmentation and internal firewalling. Don’t miss this introductory level session on VMware’s latest security offering.


Scott McKinnon, Security Architect EMEA, VMware

Dhruv Jain, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, VMware

Tue., 05 November, 15:30 – 16:30

  1. Introduction to VMware AppDefense [SAI1268BE]

View a demo of the use cases and features of AppDefense, which leverages the unique power of the hypervisor in combination with the App Verification Cloud to deliver agentless security for data center endpoints.


Nolan Karpinski, Product Line Manager, VMware

Tue., 05 November, 11:00 – 12:00

  1. VMware Security Panel: NSX and AppDefense Customer Experience [SAI1853PE]

Learn from a customer panel of peers about how NSX and AppDefense have made organizations more secure.


Dhruv Jain, Sr Director of Product Marketing, VMware
Level: Technical 100

Thu., 07 November, 09:00 – 10:00 

  1. SD-WAN Use Cases: Hybrid WAN, Cloud Shift, Security, and More [NEDG2579BE]

This session goes one step beyond the Introduction to SD-WAN talk, focusing on the specific use cases and functionality leveraged through an SD-WAN solution. With a basic understanding of the architecture and benefits provided by SD-WAN, you will leave this session with deeper insight into various SD-WAN use cases. This includes the benefits of a hybrid WAN using SD-WAN and legacy infrastructure, as well as how a cloud-delivered SD-WAN architecture with customer-premises-based edges and cloud-based orchestrators speeds time to deployment. Find out SD-WAN supports the enterprise shift to using cloud applications to optimize performance and enable security across all available transport for all locations becomes business critical. 


Oliver Kupke, VMware

Level: Technical 100

Thu., 07 November, 13:30 – 14:30

  1. Apply Consistent Security Across VMs, Containers, and Bare Metal [SAI1017BE]

Join a VMware NSX-T Data Center technical session focused on NSX-T security architecture, implementation, micro-segmentation, use cases, best practices within a multi-hypervisor environment, and extension to native AWS/Azure with NSX Cloud, container and bare metal workloads.


Ganapathi Bhat, Sr Technical Product Manager, VMware
Level: Technical 200

Thu., 07 November, 09:00 – 10:00

  1. What’s New with NSX-T Micro-Segmentation [SAI2565BE]

Learn about all of the new VMware NSX micro-segmentation features and capabilities, from a high-level overview of the architecture of the Distributed Firewall, to a deep dive into Layer 7 APP-ID, FQDN filtering, identity-based firewall, and more.


Stijn Vanveerdeghem, Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware

Level: Technical 200

Wed., 06 November, 12:30 – 13:30

  1. Using VMware NSX Policy and Analytics to Address Key Challenges in Security [SAI3071BE]

Learn how VMware is leveraging policy, analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) technologies to address key networking and security challenges in the data center today, such as visualization, dynamic security rules, granular micro-segmentation, app discovery, and more.


Ray Budavari, Snr Staff Technical Product Manager, VMware

Level: Technical 200 

Wed., 06 November, 17:00 – 18:00

  1. That Firewall Did What? The NSX-T Data Center Distributed Firewall in Depth [EDU1174E]

The VMware NSX-T Data Center Distributed Firewall (DFW) – the WOW of micro-segmentation. But many questions arise. How does it work? Is the rule working? Where are these packets being stopped? Why aren’t these packets getting through? Who made that change? What is happening with my implementation of the DFW? These questions and more can be answered using native NSX-T tools. We will take an advanced look at the architecture of the inner workings and how to track, manage, and troubleshoot packets traveling through the DFW using the NSX-T Manager User Interface (UI) tools and take a peek at the integration of VMware vRealize Log Insight (vRLI) and VMware vRealize Network Insight (vRNI). You will leave this presentation with a collection of real world tools to manage and troubleshoot the NSX-T DFW.


Tim Burkard, Senior Technical Instructor, VMware

Level: Technical 300 

Tue., 05 November, 16:00 – 17:00

  1. Enabling strong authentication for Workspace ONE: Improve security and user experience [DEE2495BE]

Passwords are the weakest form of authenticating users into company’s resources. Organizations are always looking to augment their application security framework to support the use of strong authentication methods. In this session, we will demonstrate how to access internal and cloud-native applications from all major device operating systems using strong authentication methods. Learn how multi-factor authentication, Mobile SSO and smart card authentication in Workspace ONE Access (previously known as “VMware Identity Manager”) combined with device compliance with Workspace ONE UEM are so integral to easily enabling Zero Trust access control frameworks. For specific customer requirements, VMware PIV-D Manager and True SSO with VMware Horizon can further enhance security and will also be highlighted in this session.


Sascha Warno, Staff Solutions Architect, VMware

Florian Mösch, Senior Executive Program Manager, Deutsche Telekom ISP GmbH

Jason Marshall, Director, UEM Field Engineering, VMware
Level: Technical 300

Wed., 06 November, 17:00 – 18:00

  1. NSX-T Design for Small to Mid-Sized Data Centers [CNET1072BE]

Explore best practices around streamlining networking and security in small- to medium-sized data centers. We cover design considerations for all NSX-T components, but fine-tuned for smaller deployments.


Dumlu Timuralp, Systems Engineer, VMware

Amit Aneja, Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware

Gregory Smith, Technical Product Management, VMware
Level: Technical 300

Thu., 07 November, 10:30 – 11:30