NYC local event: Unigroup's 17-Oct-2019 Meeting: SDN/SDP - Software Defined Network Perimeter, with Data Center Networking+Security Trends Update.

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Unigroup is happening THIS week on Thursday evening...
Please RSVP, if you have not already done so and are planning to attend...



Topic: SDN/SDP - Software Defined Network Perimeter,
with Data Center Networking+Security Trends Update.

Speakers: Jim Anthony, VP Cybersecurity,
Kerry O'Brien, NYC Team Member,
Cyxtera <>

When: Thursday, October 17th, 2019 (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

Where: The Cooper Union <>
School of Engineering
41 Cooper Square (3rd Ave @ 7th St, bet. 6th & 7th Sts)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City
Meeting Room: LL210 (** New Building: Lower Level **)

Time: 6:15 PM - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard, Questions,
Answers and Current Events
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business and Announcements
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

Cost: See the Meeting+Membership Fee Schedule Below.


Unigroup's October 2019 meeting will be on SDN/SDP - Software
Defined Network Perimeter along with a Datacenter Security and
Networking Trends Update. Our speakers are from Cyxtera, who
operate over 50 Data Centers, and who have been promoting a
standards-based SDP implementation.

Unigroup has a couple handfuls of speakers lined up for our
upcoming meetings, and we are working on locking down
topics/speakers to meeting dates (see the updated Upcoming
Meetings section below).

Unigroup's Meeting Calendar:
17-OCT-2019: SDN/SDP - Software Defined Network Perimeter (Cyxtera)
21-NOV-2019: To-be-announced. Stay tuned.
16-JAN-2020: To-be-announced.



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Topic: SDN/SDP - Software Defined Network Perimeter
with Data Center Networking+Security Trends Update.

Related Topics/Keywords

Computer Security, Computer Networking, Computer Security
Perimeter, SDN - Software Defined Networking,
SDP - Software Defined Perimeter, Secure Infrastructure,
Computer Network Security Trends, Data Center Trends.

Introduction & Description of Talk

This meeting will be exploring some new technologies and standards
for dealing with modern distributed computing environments and
their security and networking needs. We will also discuss computer
networking and security trends from a Data Center operator's

Presentation Outline

Presentation: The Best of Colo and Cloud. As the newness wears
off IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), customers are increasingly
realizing that some workloads really should run on dedicated,
physical infrastructure. Problem is, they've either shutdown their
own data centers, or they've let their teams of hardware experts
go... or both! With reverse migration in mind, the need for
colocation, managed single-tenant hardware platforms and other
options, while being delivered with some cloud-like capabilities,
such as scalability on demand, OpEx pricing models and shared
responsibilities becomes more important. Join us to explore some
of these options being made available throughout the industry,
based on partnerships, expertise and unique skillsets.

Presentation: The best of VPN, Firewall and NAC, in one product
that works everywhere. CISOs everywhere are realizing one basic
fact: if something can be found on the network, you can be
attacked. Traditional IP-based security solutions are becoming
increasing attacked, undermined and overwhelmed. They're becoming
irrelevant. What's there to take it's place? Efforts led by
Gartner, Forrester and even NIST are helping to define and bring
to light an entirely new class of network security solutions that
incorporate user identity, posture, and context, along with
pinpoint access, dynamic adjustments, encryption everywhere and
common/ubiquitous security constructs to light. These solutions
are often referred to as Software Defined Perimeter, Zero Trust,
CARTA or even ZTNA. Join us to explore some of the realities of
these changes, why they're coming, what they mean, who are the
players and how to try them out.

Detailed outline:

* Technology.
* Use Cases.
* Competitive Landscape.
* Industry Analysts.
* Learning links.
* More To-be-announced.

References & Web Resources:

NIST Publication NIST.SP.800-207 Zero-Trust Architecture (.pdf):

Cloud Security Alliance/CSA SDP/Software-Defined-Perimeter:

Cloud Security Alliance/CSA SDP/Software-Defined-Perimeter Specification:

Wikipedia on Software Defined Perimeter:

Network World on Software Defined Perimeter:

Network World on Software Defined Perimeter Deployment:

TechTarget on Software Defined Perimeter:

Cyxtera Blog on Software Defined Perimeter:

Cyxtera Web Site:

Cyxtera CXD Overview:

Cyxtera AppGate Overview:

Cyxtera AppGate Admin Guide:


Speakers Biography

Jim Anthony, VP Cybersecurity, Cyxtera.

Jim Anthony (AppGate speaker): Leading Cyxtera's Cybersecurity
Solutions Engineering Team since 2015, Jim spent the previous
10 years serving as a Sales Engineer for AT&T's Hosting and
Managed Services Division, as the Director for Data Return's
IT Operations Outsourcing Division and as the Vice President
of Sales Engineering for Verizon's Cloud and Managed Hosting
group (formerly Terremark). His focus has been on large,
complex security and managed hosting opportunities that leverage
consolidation, virtualization and cloud services as major parts
of the delivery method. Prior to Data Return, Jim held various
positions with Content Delivery Network, ERP and Database
Software Companies and owned his own consulting company from
1996 through 2000. He earned his Bachelors of Science in
Accounting and Computer Science from Minnesota State University
at Mankato and resides in San Diego with his wife.

Kerry O'Brien, NYC Team Member, Cyxtera.

Kerry O'Brien (CXD speaker): To-be-announced.


Company Biography

[as seen on ...]

Cyxtera represents a vision founded at the confluence of two
revolutionary forces: the continued evolution of enterprise
IT, and a transformation in infrastructure security. Today's
IT estates run in more locations, on more platforms, and
with more diverse models than ever before. Enterprise IT is
dynamic, distributed, and deeply interconnected. The problem
is, too many providers are applying yesterday's security to
today's IT. Hardware-centric and inflexible in an API-driven
universe. Perimeter-focused in a world without boundaries.
The same old cumbersome, expensive firewalls with thousands
of static rules trying in vain to secure a world in constant

Cyxtera is the secure infrastructure company. By combining a
modern, hybrid-ready information security fabric with an
uncommonly diverse and distributed footprint of 57
world-class data centers, Cyxtera delivers a secure platform
for connecting and protecting dedicated infrastructure,
private clouds and public clouds.

For further information, visit the Cyxtera Web Site:



Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have
been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their
books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our
meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving
the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support
provided by their User Group programs.

As always, all of the books will be available for review at the
start of the meeting.

Note: Our book supply is currently running low, and we need to


Fee Schedule:

Unigroup is a Professional Technical Organization and User Group,
and its members pay a yearly membership fee. For Unigroup members,
there is usually no additional charges (ie. no meeting fees) during
their membership year. Non-members who wish to attend Unigroup
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Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

We expect to have Pizza, soft drinks, and cookies/brownies
at this meeting.

Cyxtera will be sponsoring the food service for this meeting.
Thanks Cyxtera!



The Cooper Union <>
School of Engineering (*** New Building ***)
41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th St, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City, 10003
Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room Changes Month-to-Month)

Located on the East side of Cooper Square. Look for the
new building with the non-traditional appearance.
Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7 Street.

Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk.
Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for
directions to Unigroup (the room varies from month-to-month).

Nearest mass transit stations are:
'6' to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
'R' to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
then 1 block South.
'4/5/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East.
or transfer to the downtown '6' to Astor Place.
'B/D/F/V' to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East,
or transfer to the uptown '6' to Astor Place.

Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm.

There are also parking lots on Broadway, at (or just south of)
Astor Place (8th Street), across from the West side of
Cooper Square, as well as various others in the area.


Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



** Formal Thank You's to our previous speakers will appear
in an upcoming announcement. Unigroup issues a "Thank You"
to all our speakers and sponsors!

Our thanks goes to The Cooper Union School of Engineering,
and its staff, for hosting our meetings.



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We have a series of meetings in the works:
- 201910: SDN/SDP - Software Defined Networking/Perimeter
- 2019??: Multi-Path Redundant Networking/Routing/Switching
- 2019??: IBM AIX Tuning and AIX Update
- 2019??: Linux on ARM
- 2019??: AI+ML using Open Source Tools
- 2020??: The Latest C++ Standards, Part 2, C++20.
- 2020??: Programming for Performance with GPUs.
- Planning: New CPU Architectures, x86 and ARM.
- Planning: The State of the C++ Ecosystem.
- Planning: Popular Linux Distribution Round-Up and Comparison
- Planning: Building a Data Server with ZFS
- Planning: Virtualization: KVM, Xen/XenServer, VirtualBox
- Planning: DNS / Dynamic DNS
- Planning: Fibrechannel and iSCSI Storage
- Planning: IPsec and VPNs (possibly 2 meetings)
- Planning: Cloud and Grid Computing
- Planning: Unix/Linux Authentication
- Planning: NO SPAM!
- Planning: Crypto / PKI / GPG-PGP
- Planning: The latest on *BSD (FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD)
- Planning: The latest on AIX
- Planning: Security Threats & Anti-Virus
- Unix/Linux/BSD Clusters and Clustered Databases
- Patching and Updating Unix/Linux/BSD (rpm. yum, yast, apt, etc.)
- Building Custom Kernels Unix/Linux/BSD
- Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
- LAMP Part 2 - PHP/Python
- Unix 40th+ Birthday Celebration
- Samba
- High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
- Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
- GNU Development Environments
- Java and/or JavaScript Programming
- Web Development Frameworks

** Unigroup Needs Speakers!!
Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
interested in. Potential speakers on Unix/Linux/BSD related
technology topics should please contact the Unigroup Board.



Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving
the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.
Unigroup is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded
volunteer organization. Unigroup holds regular and special event
meetings throughout the year on technical topics relating to the
Unix/Linux/BSD Operating Systems and User Communities. Unigroup
meetings tend to be focused towards System Administrators, Network
Administrators, and Software Developers.

Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
THURSDAY of Odd Months. We generally try to hold Field Trip or
Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have the
ability to hold monthly meetings at our regular meeting location.

Planned regular meeting dates are (usually 3rd Thursdays):
10/17/2019, 11/21/2019, 01/16/2020, 02/20??/2020, 03/19/2020, ...
Also watch for Special Event meetings and "Field Trips" to the
facilities of local hardware and software vendors.

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