NSX Webcast Series

Securing vSphere with NSX Firewall Webcast Series

In this VMUG webcast series, we explore the changing enterprise security landscape where disparate roles from the server administrator to the virtualization engineer need to work together with the Sec Ops and NetSec teams as a cohesive unit to secure application traffic at scale. 


Understand Your Role in the Future of Network Security

These webcasts will highlight a new distributed, software-defined approach to network security and the changing role of engineers up and down the infrastructure stack. Everyone from the server administer to the virtualization engineer will want to know how to secure application traffic across the network. These sessions will be delivered by industry leading security experts, product managers and directors!


How vSphere Engineers Became a Critical Part of Modern Security Design

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Applying security at the source is a critical best practice. This is especially critical in today’s highly distributed modern network where traffic often flows across and between complex hybrid cloud environments. vSphere engineers are finding themselves at the center of this new reality as their focus on server management also puts them at the center of securing servers and, in effect, securing the traffic generated by applications. This requires a fundamental understanding of how security works at the network level. This session will explore why it’s important to secure an application at the server level and how vSphere engineers are becoming increasingly critical in choosing a network security solution. 
Speaker: Chris McCain



Secure vSphere environments with the built-in NSX Firewall

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Securing vSphere workloads just got easy with vSphere 7. NSX Service-defined Firewall (SDFW) is a distributed software defined firewall built right into the hypervisor specifically designed to secure East-West data center traffic. SDFW not only works with vSphere but also other hypervisors and bare metal servers—enabling a single security strategy across all environments. vSphere 7 makes this even more seamless by allowing operators to deploy security on top of your existing environment with no changes to the network. Discover how NSX SDFW can secure all server workloads across virtual, physical and bare metal environments.
Keith Luck



How To Prevent Threats Inside Your DC with NSX IDS/IPS

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

The Threat landscape is getting more sophisticated every day as users, applications, data and network infrastructure spreads out from the hardened data center to the edge of the network. This new reality means that it’s not a matter of if a breach will occur, it’s when. It’s imperative that organizations are able to identify these threats and move quickly to isolate or shut them down. New enhancements to VMware NSX-T improve organizations’ ability to detect and prevent lateral movement on east-west traffic across multi-cloud environments. This helps eliminate security blind spots, replace discrete appliances and meet compliance needs.
Stijn Vanveerdeghem


Featured Speakers


Chris McCain

Chris McCain is a director in the Technologist group for Networking and Security at VMware.  Chris has more than 20 years of experience in the world of information technology.  In addition to being a double VCDX in data center virtualization and network virtualization, Chris has written several books on virtualization and infrastructure design.  In 2006 Chris wrote the first book on VMware, Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3, which helped begin the massive stampede to virtual machines.  His last book, Foundation in the Art of Infrastructure Design, was the top-selling book at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas.  Chris’s next book will focus on changing IT roles and responsibilities that have come as a result of the monumental shift in enterprise data center technologies and architectures.  As part of his mission at VMware, Chris travels around the world (now virtually), talking to customers and partners about vision and strategy for next generation data center design.


Keith Luck

Keith has 40 years in the IT field. He has 30 years in security. He has worked for Internet Security Systems and IBM acting as an SE for Intrusion Prevention Systems, Unified Treat Management, Network Anomaly Detection Systems, and Data Loss Prevention. At IBM he was an X-Force speaker and virtualization security specialist. As a Principal SE at VMware he is a global resource speaking to security and compliance and particularly how it relates to virtualization and Cloud computing. Keith is also a member of the Office of the CTO, Global Field representing security and compliance to VMware’s Office of the CTO. Keith has been certified as an instructor for the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) put forth by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).


Stijn Vanveerdeghem

Stijn is a Sr. Technical Product Manager within VMware’s Network and Security Business Unit. Stijn has over 15 years of experience in network and cyber security and hold a Security CCIE. He currently focusses on the Advanced Threat Prevention use-cases and features of the NSX Service-Defined Firewall.


Mike McSpedon

Mike McSpedon is a passionate cybersecurity professional with over 20 years of real world experience providing network security guidance and thought leadership to his clients, which have ranged from small businesses to Fortune 100s.  Mike held global network for network security at a fortune 500 and has a strong networking background. On 9/11, a redundant BGP multi-homed network he designed and implemented for one of his fortune 500 clients failed over transparently, never skipping a beat.  Mike came to VMware from Palo Alto Networks, where he was a veteran tenured presales SE for the past six years . He was a trusted resource to his accounts, who engaged with teams of networking and security engineers and senior executives to help them reach a consensus and visualize where they should be to close gaps in their security postures.  Mike enjoys playing the trumpet and  being a mentor.  He has four children.  He and his wife Rosemarie reside in Brooklyn, NY.  They enjoy the outdoors and travel and have traveled extensively. Yet they still have a long bucket list of travel destinations they intend to visit someday.