SD-WAN Demystified

May 24, 2022

Join Fuel on May 24th for our "SD-WAN Demystified" Spark User Summit event. Hear from Palo Alto Networks technical experts on the strategy behind SD-WAN, followed by deep-dive sessions on PANOS SD-WAN and Prisma SD-WAN and the use cases for each. These sessions will feature key technical insights and practical tips you can apply.


Time (in PST)

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session 1

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session 2

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Break

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Session 3

12:30 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. Closing Comments

Session 1

The Journey and the Paths to SD-WAN Solutions - Prisma and PANOS

In this session, learn about the thoughts, insights, and strategies behind Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma and PANOS SD-WAN.

Company: Palo Alto Networks


Byron Inahara, Worldwide Sr. Consulting Engineer

Byron started at Palo Networks in February 2007. He was the second support engineer. For the first 5 years in PA, he became a Senior Manager for TAC and created the initial eTAC team. He then moved to presales in 2012 as the third Consulting Engineer and has been on the CE side for over 10 years. He is currently a WW Senior Consulting Engineer covering SDWAN, Performance, HA, DC networking and design.

Graham Sheppard, Customer SolutionsEngineer Prisma SASE

Accomplished Network Architect with extensive experience in all phases of network pre-sales, architecture design, development and deployment. Expert level experience analyzing, designing and implementing secure global networks. Currently responsible for helping customers with Prisma SASE, a best-of-breed security and next-gen SD-WAN as a cloud-delivered platform.

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Session 2

PANOS Secure SD-WAN Concepts, Elements, and Demo

In this session, learn how to configure and deploy PANOS SD-WAN and dive into the main benefits of Secure SD-WAN over pure-play SD-WAN deployments.

Company: Palo Alto Networks

Speaker: Sasa Ridic, Senior Professional Service Engineer II - SD-WAN and SASE

Sasa is a Professional Services Engineer who has been with Palo Alto Networks for about 4 years. Prior to his current role, he was a Principal Enterprise and Data Center Network Engineer working with various vendors across the e-commerce and financial verticals, as well as a consultant with different VARs, dealing with Cisco, Juniper and Arista platforms. He is currently responsible for PANOS SD-WAN implementations, tech documentation and reference architecture.

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Session 3

Enabling Branch Transformation with Prisma SD-WAN

In this session, learn about Prisma SD-WAN, the industry’s first Next-Generation SD-WAN solution that makes the secure cloud-delivered branch possible. Prisma SD-WAN leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) to simplify network and security management, enable policies defined by applications to improve end-user experience and make the secure, cloud-delivered branch possible.

Company: Palo Alto Networks

Speaker: Graham Sheppard, Customer SolutionsEngineer Prisma SASE

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