Security Panels at the 2016 Channel Partners Conference

Sessions to focus on IoT, business enablement and the future threat landscape

BURLINGTON, Mass., March 14, 2016 – Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), today announced that the company will be at the 2016 Channel Partners Conference & Expo being held March 16-19 in Las Vegas. Arbor Networks Principal Security Technologist Gary Sockrider will be serving as an expert panelist in three speaking engagements at the show. Together, the panels will help CISOs successfully sell the importance of security to their boards, highlight the potential of security in the channel, and provide advice to organizations looking to develop an IoT practice.

Gary Sockrider is a principal security technologist at Arbor, and an industry veteran with more than 25 years of broad technology experience ranging from network security to routing and switching, data center, mobility and collaboration. His previous roles include small and medium enterprise security, consultancy, customer support, IT and product management. Gary is passionate about understanding and conveying the constantly evolving threat landscape, as well as the techniques and solutions that address the challenges they present.

Panel Overview: Selling Security as a Business Enabler

Not only are your customers' CISOs battling a skills shortage, they're fighting for budget and must make the case that it's smarter to spend on security (read: cost center) than a shiny new digital marketing initiative. Unless a company has been burned, that's a tough sell. This session will provide tips to translate security technology to the language of business enablement.

When: Wednesday, March 16; 2:00-2:45 p.m.

Where: Channel Partners Conference 2016 | Level 1, Galileo 901

Panel Overview: THE BIG STAGE EVENT: Security & The Channel: Predictions & Possibilities

A panel of top security experts will share their outlook on the threat landscape and how partners can add value by protecting the business. As founder of a managed service provider that serviced casinos up and down the strip, and now president of Effortless Office, moderator Benjamin Gayheart knows the Las Vegas gambling industry inside and out. He’ll work with panelists to calculate the odds of an attacker running the table on customers.

When: Wednesday, March 16; 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Channel Partners Conference 2016 | Level 2, Hall B, Booth #568

Panel Overview: Defining the Practice: IoT

If you wait for the Internet of Things to go mainstream, you'll be way behind the curve because there's a lot to get your arms around — think connectivity, physical and cybersecurity, data analytics, storage, management and automation, and application enablement. This session will offer guidance for partners looking to develop IoT practices.

When: Thursday, March 17; 10:35-11:20 a.m.

Where: Channel Partners Conference 2016 | Level 1, Marco Polo 701

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, helps secure the world’s largest enterprise and service provider networks from DDoS attacks and advanced threats. Arbor is the world’s leading provider of DDoS protection in the enterprise, carrier and mobile market segments, according to Infonetics Research. Arbor’s advanced threat solutions deliver complete network visibility through a combination of packet capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and mitigation of malware and malicious insiders. Arbor also delivers market-leading analytics for dynamic incident response, historical analysis, visualization and forensics. Arbor strives to be a “force multiplier,” making network and security teams the experts. Our goal is to provide a richer picture into networks and more security context so customers can solve problems faster and reduce the risks to their business.

To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our website at or follow on Twitter @ArborNetworks. Arbor’s research, analysis and insight, together with data from the ATLAS global threat intelligence system, can be found at the ATLAS Threat Portal.

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Kevin Whalen
Arbor Networks
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