SD-WAN Transforms to Secure SD-WAN – Taking Software Defined One Step Beyond

The benefits of SD-WAN are clear as evidenced by the massive market opportunity forecast over the next several years. However, in a Wild, Wild West market it can be difficult to know what you are actually getting.
This session will focus on the key security features that an SD-WAN solution should have, protecting the branch office and be an extension of an enterprise-wide security infrastructure.


As Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Patrick is responsible for creating and evangelizing key messages about Fortinet’s network security solutions. Through his in-depth understanding of the complexities of network security, Patrick is able to cut through the half-truths and myths surrounding the subject to provide clear and concise information to Fortinet’s customers and partners.
Prior to joining Fortinet, over the course of the past 30 years he has worked for a number of small to medium size organizations as well as larger companies such as Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks, Nortel Networks, Hughes Network Systems and Comtech Mobile Data Communications in the United States, the United Kingdom and France, holding a range of senior level international sales and marketing roles. He received his technical training while serving in the US Navy.
Patrick is based at Fortinet’s EMEA office in Sophia Antipolis, France.

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