Spark User Summit New York: February 6

February 6, 2018 | Convene, New York, NY


This is going to be epic...

Spark User Summit New York brings you all of the best education and networking opportunities under one roof. Join us for technical sessions, discussions with fellow users, and just announced, a live broadcast of the Palo Alto Networks Epic Cloud Security Event webcast! In addition to being able to watch the live broadcast, featuring the stories of cloud pioneers and global organizations. You'll have the opportunity to compare notes with other users and have your questions answered by Palo Alto Networks experts on how you can turn the disruption of cloud security into an opportunity for your organization.

Lunch and education sessions are provided free of charge.


Spark User Summit New York

810 Seventh Ave
New York, NY 10019





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Schedule at a Glance

9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Opening Keynote

Breakthroughs at Palo Alto Networks
One of the benefits of Fuel membership is early access to the latest developments from Palo Alto Networks. This session will discuss product updates and releases, including new features in GlobalProtect Cloud and Logging Services, Traps 4.0 and more. This information will help you expand your prevention capabilities through enhanced analysis, automation and operational efficiencies; we'll cover topics including response time reduction, automated correlation of threats, and streamlined policy management, then leave time for audience Q&A.

10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Break

10:40 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Do Next-Generation Firewalls Add a New Generation of Challenges?
No one will argue that the threat landscape is constantly growing and evolving. Next-generation firewalls have advanced our defenses, but the industry still faces difficulties managing the existing generation of firewalls. So can we best prepare to manage this next-generation of defense?
This presentation will revisit the old and explore the new to help you better prepare for the “Next Generation of Defense.” We will openly explore the difficulties of managing the existing generation of firewalls as well as:

  • How to avoid pervious pitfalls of NGFW management
  • What you need to about NGFW management
  • Benefits you can expect from deployment of NGFWs
  • How to stay ahead of the curve

Deploying Palo Alto Networks in the Public Cloud - A Technical Deep Dive
Defined as a ready-made compute, networking, and storage environment, the public cloud brings ubiquitous access to users, rapid scalability to address workload “bursts,” and infrastructure consistency. Learn how ensuring your applications and data are kept safe from attackers is your responsibility. We'll then cover how tools like application enablement policies can protect you against known and unknown threats.

11:25 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Break

11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Networking Session

Shared Experiences: Networking Activity
All attendees are encouraged to participate in our small group dialogue sessions, which will focus on topics selected by our attendees. In a small group setting, users will share ideas and best practices on topics including: Breaking Threats, Cloud, Endpoint & Network Security, Emerging Mobile Considerations and Analytics. This is a great way to connect with other local users.

12:00 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. Lunch & Epic Cloud Security Session

Epic Cloud Security Session
In this exciting live broadcast, we'll be bringing showcasing cloud pioneers and global organizations that have embraced the cloud – and succeeded. Hosted by Salim Ismail, best-selling author, futurist and technology entrepreneur, THE EPIC CLOUD SECURITY EVENT will feature A-list cloud experts and Palo Alto Network's chief product officer, Lee Klarich. 

This epic event will cover:

  • Redefining roles and responsibilities in the cloud
  • Choosing the right cloud partners for your journey
  • How security must keep pace with the speed of the cloud
  • Native versus third-party cloud security and why you need them both

The broadcast will be followed by a brief Q&A. 

1:25 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Fireside Chats

Fuel Fireside Chats - From Disruption to Innovation
A small group of Fuel members will share their stories and detail how they took potential moments of disruption and changed them into opportunities to develop a stronger cybersecurity posture. If you want to learn more about how other users are adapting to the impact of public cloud, developing threat mitigation strategies, and getting better and faster insight from their data, this is a can't miss session.

2:10 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

How Organizations Can Gain Infrastructure Efficiency by Automating Their Network Operations
Most IT professionals have a long list of projects they would like to work on and upgrades they’d like to make, if only they had the time. Instead, we spend most of our days dealing with urgent issues and addressing our ever-growing to-do list. However, how much more could we get done if we managed to reserve some time for some of the “wish list” items?

  • Why infrastructure efficiency is a critical requirement, and why organizations should not postpone this process
  • How automation can drive change within an organization
  • The essential steps to follow for new and existing implementations of Next-Generation Firewalls, featuring real world examples and demonstrations

An Introduction to Palo Alto Networks Logging Service
Network security log analysis is an important cybersecurity practice that organizations perform to correlate potential threats and prevent successful cyber breaches. Managing logs from various security services, such as next-generation firewalls and cloud services, takes effort and resources. Palo Alto Networks Logging Service introduces a simpler approach, managing valuable security logs while enabling innovative security applications in concert with Palo Alto Networks Application Framework.

If you have wanted to get a more detailed look at how the Logging Service works but haven't had time, or you have questions about how it would work in your environment, this will be a great session for you!

3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Closing Comments

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