Hybrid networks - systems that typically blend traditional Multiprotocol Label Switching (MLPS) networks with managed broadband and WiFi, have emerged as a solution to deliver data where it's needed efficiently and reliably.

Hybrid networks are able to support greater numbers of connected devices and applications, especially at distributed locations, and prevent congestion by increasing the bandwidth available and routing traffic more intelligently and often more cheaply as they piggyback on top of the internet for some applications.

However, there is a price to pay for this increased agility: complexity.

Because it supports a mixture of protocols and connections the hybrid network can require more management - or at least a different sort of management. Perhaps the most important consideration, though, is a rethinking of security.

With increased complexity comes the danger that performance will be affected. Network administrators may be tempted to turn down the security controls in order to reduce the number of user complaints. This can be a big mistake, allowing intruders to sneak in unnoticed.

During this web seminar we will be looking at hybrid networks and alternative approaches and investigating the best way to balance performance and security in a way that can allow digital to become a reality.

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Klaus Majewski

Director, Technology, Forcepoint

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Klaus Majewski has over 20 years’ experience in the field of network security. During his career Majewski has held senior management roles with IBM, Stonesoft, McAfee and Intel Security. Prior to joining Forcepoint, he was Director of Technology, NGFW Engineering, at Intel Security. Mr. Majewski holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Helsinki University of Technology.


Karthik Selvaraj

Principal Consultant, Purple Bytes

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Karthik is a principal consultant at Purple Bytes. A boutique consultancy specialised in AWS Cloud adoption and Enterprise digital transformation. He is an AWS Certified professional level solution architect who has architected highly secure, scalable solution to meet stringent regulatory and legal requirements for enterprise clients. Karthik works closely with business and senior stakeholders to understand their business needs, help them with Strategy and architecture to deliver new value propositions. He considers, Technology as a means to an end and end is "to always delight the end users" and is passionate about building simple, transformative and elegant solutions that wows the end users. Karthik has helped Centrica, Vodafone, various SMEs and start ups to shape their Cloud Journey. And has held various IT positions at Amazon, Cisco, Dell and LG Electronics. He holds a Master degree in Software systems from BITS, Pilani.


Graeme Burton

Group News Editor, Computing

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He has 15 years of experience in news and magazine journalism, and has edited such titles as Trade & Forfaiting Review, Inside Knowledge and Managing Information & Documents.

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