IDC Fortinet and VMware Agile Cloud Security

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IDC Fortinet and VMware Agile Cloud Security

Prague, April 6, 2017


The next step in the evolution of the datacenter will involve the use of software-defined technologies such as virtualization, automation, and orchestration of IT environments. These technologies, which are collectively referred to as ‘cloud’ in the larger computing context, already exist as elements of the modern datacenter. A key distinction, however, lies in how these technologies are implemented – they could be implemented within the datacenter and placed under the direct control of the enterprise (the private cloud) or utilized as extensions of the datacenter, physically located outside the enterprise and beyond its direct control (the private cloud).

Irrespective of the architecture used, cloud security starts before the cloud and must be viewed as part of a holistic enterprise security approach. Security must thus adapt to both private and public architectures and be agile and dynamic with respect to the numerous of hybrid configurations available. Moreover, the automation and orchestration of cloud security features is essential, just as in the cloud architectures mentioned above, and must be integrated seamlessly with network functions such as software-defined networking.

This event will examine prevailing assumptions and perceptions around cloud security, and examine how these can either hinder or boost the use of the cloud. A special emphasis will be placed on how public cloud security differs from private cloud security, with a focus on the contractual commitments that enterprises must insist of their providers. We will also take a look at the visibility of security control issues that arise when using different cloud architectures.

Cloud is now a pillar technology in the universal migration toward digital transformation. Ultimately, digital transformation is a business-led initiative and will continue to occur whether security professionals are engaged in the process or not. Against this backdrop, this timely event will show that the best security strategy for individuals and organizations alike is to be directly engaged with cloud and digital transformation initiatives every step of the way.


  • What are the prevailing assumptions & perceptions around cloud security?
  • How does public cloud security differ from private cloud security?
  • Why  are the contractual commitments of cloud security providers so important?
  • How do security control issues differ when using different cloud architectures?
  • Securing Your Multi-Dimensional Cloud


Time Event Speakers

Registration, Tea & Coffee & Networking


Welcome Address

Petr Riha
Country Manager, Czech & Slovak, IDC CEMA

Agile Cloud Security – Security at the Speed of Cloud

Mark Child
CEE Security Practice Lead, IDC CEMA

Modern IT environments are in a state of flux. Managing and securing a mix of legacy systems, cloud applications, mobile apps, and remote access brings challenges for today’s CIO, with further complexity coming in areas such as data management and the delivery of analytics capabilities, or managing social network activity. IDC´s keynote presentation will look at the current state of technology adoption and evaluate the considerations faced by decision makers in the areas of IT and information security. We will also examine the challenges associated with hybrid architecture that have become more prominent in the era of digital transformation and the shift to cloud.


Securing the Multi-Dimensional Cloud

Jan Václavík
Systems Engineer CEE, Fortinet

Cloud is a core enabler in every enterprise’s digital transformation voyage, facilitating innovation, agility, and cost efficiency. Harnessing the power of the cloud creates a multidimensional environment in which data and information are borderless. With cloud, however, this borderless data and information must be protected and secured without compromise, irrespective of location. This presentation will provide an overview of the unique security challenges in a multi-dimensional cloud environment, and will further examine a solution framework that can be used to enable a single security posture in such an environment.


Tea, Coffee & Networking


Embedded Security in the Mobile Cloud Era

Ondřej Číž
System Engineer NSX, VMware

Virtualization is often considered the enemy of security for its strong dynamism and resource sharing. But it is a mistaken view, because paradoxically virtualization opens new scenarios, allowing to solve the eternal conflict’ security: putting safety in the suburbs, providing visibility of what is happening or, conversely, concentrating it in the middle, gaining ability to isolate a system. Placing itself in an intermediate substrate, virtualization provides both advantages and VMware sees this as a real platform on which to rethink security. With its solution NSX for the network virtualization, VMware strongly supports the companies in securing the entire data center.


Case study by Enduser

Radek Valenta
CIO, IKS-KB, Member of Amundi Group

Panel Discussion, moderated by Eva Drbohlavova, Marketing Manager, IDC CEMA


End of the Event, Petr Riha, Country Manager, Czech & Slovak, IDC CEMA


Lunch & Networking

General Information


Thursday, April 6


Breakfast, registration & networking commences at 08:30am


By invitation only.


Lucie Paďourková,


Premier Partner(s)


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Photo Gallery



Mánes Gallery and Restaurant

Masarykovo nábřeží 250/1

110 00 Prague 1

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There is no reserved parking place for conference guests. The nearest parking place is in front of Žofín or in National Teatre / Opera. 


Lucie Padourkova

Senior Conference Specialist

+420 221 423 226

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