Next Generation Firewalls - Bringing Order to Application Chaos Across and Beyond the Enterprise

Sponsor: SonicWALL
Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner
Speakers: Greg Young, Patrick Sweeney
Type: Video (18 minutes)


Most enterprises are struggling with "if" or "how" to allow Web 2.0, social networking and streaming media applications into their organization. You don't want the potential drain on resources, but how can you exploit the business benefits that these innovative applications can provide? Further complicating matters is the question of how can you control network productivity and security across multiple locations across the globe where bandwidth is more constrained and I.T. resources are remote.

In this Video Cast, thought leaders from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc., and opinion leaders from SonicWALL, examine how Application Control at the central site and the distributed enterprise allows enterprises to recognize the value of new and evolving applications while preserving valuable bandwidth, increasing productivity and minimizing risk.


About Patrick Sweeney, VP of Product Management, SonicWALL
Patrick Sweeney has over 20 years experience in high tech product management, product marketing, corporate marketing and sales development. Mr. Sweeney is SonicWALL’s Vice President, Product Management, where he oversees its Network Security, Content Security, Business Continuity and Policy & Management product lines.

Previous positions include Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Minerva Networks, Senior Manager of Product Marketing & Solutions Marketing for Silicon Graphics Inc, Director of Worldwide Sales & Marketing for Articulate Systems, and Senior Product Line Manager for Apple Computer. Mr. Sweeney holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, CA.

About Greg Young, Research VP, Gartner
Greg Young is a research vice president in Gartner. His primary coverage area is network security.

Mr. Young has more than 20 years of experience in IT security in product companies, and in both the private and public sectors. He spent his military career in technology security and was head of IT security for the Federal Department of Communications. He received the confederation medal from the Governor General of Canada for his work with smart card security, headed a large security consulting practice, was chief security architect for a security product company, and headed several large security consulting practices.