XFD10: Digital Twin Powers Unite to Secure Your Network With Forward Networks

Matt Tyrer writes about Forward Networks digital twin technology, which he learned about at Security Field Day 10. This unique strategy enhances data security by allowing network environments to be audited and secured digitally. The platform creates a fully operational digital copy of a network, enabling risk-free experimentation and validation to identify vulnerabilities and ensure network integrity across various infrastructures, including cloud and multi-cloud. Forward Networks’ digital twin solution emphasizes its capability to improve network security without direct live-environment intervention, providing a safe modeling space for administrators to proactively manage and secure their network landscapes.

XFD10: Druva Simplifies Data Security and Cyber Resilience With Their Data Resiliency Cloud

Druva’s presentation at Security Field Day 10 showcased the Data Resiliency Cloud’s comprehensive approach to securing workloads across various environments, emphasizing autonomous protection, rapid response, and guaranteed recovery, as discussed in this article by Matt Tyrer. By integrating multiple services into a seamless experience, Druva’s solution was demonstrated to be secure by design, offering a suite of always-on features such as immutability and anomaly detection, enhancing cyber resilience. Highlighting their unique features like Deletion Prevention and Curated Recovery, Druva positioned themselves as a versatile and proactive choice in the ever-important field of data security.

VMware NSX+ Intelligence: Get Smart With Network Security!

At Explore 2023, VMware introduced their new NSX+ platform, a SaaS-based solution that includes several distinct products focused on managing and securing networking environments through advanced automation. As Matt Tyrer discusses, NSX+ Intelligence provides administrators with granular visibility of data flows and user processes, thus informing more intelligent, AI/ML-driven policies. The platform also leverages both unsupervised and supervised machine learning models for threat detection, emphasizing VMware’s commitment to ensuring robust network security.

TFDx With AMD: More Than Just a Bag of Chips! (Part2)

AMD presented their VMware Architecture Migration Tool (VAMT), a VM migration and disaster recovery toolkit developed in partnership with VMware. The open-source tool, initially designed to automate the replatforming of VMs to AMD EPYC, also supports any migration between x86-to-x86 architecture, making it valuable for disaster recovery and general data resilience strategy. The tool’s key features include the automation of powering up and down of VMs, their movement to new locations, and clean-up after migration, thereby streamlining migration tasks and ensuring efficient applications functioning. In this article, Matt Tyrer shares his impression of VAMT following their Tech Field Day presentation at VMware Explore 2023.

TFDx With AMD: More Than Just a Bag of Chips!

Matt Tyrer attended the Tech Field Day Extra presentations at VMware Explore, and discusses AMD’s latest developments in AI and sustainability. The company is focusing on finding a balance between meeting the heavy compute demands of AI and other emerging technologies while maintaining sustainability and efficiency. With their latest generation of EPYC processors, AMD is striving to deliver high-level performance while reducing the resource consumption required to support it.

Matt Tyrer

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