From Silly Straw to Fire Hose: A Discussion of Network Monitoring at Varying Speeds

Wednesday, April 11 | 9:15AM–10:15AM ET | Maryland Ballroom D, Fifth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Being able to monitor your network is central to security, but also increasingly hard as network speeds increase to 10G, 40G, and now 100G. This panel discussion will focus on the various solutions our institutions have developed to solving/mitigating the speed problem. What can SDN offer over proprietary solutions? How do NSM tools scale out? Who can keep up, who can't, what will it cost, and what does it mean to my tools?

Outcomes: Better understand the challenges faced with monitoring networks at 10G, 40G, or 100G and how it fundamentally differs from monitoring at 1G * Explore the basics of the solutions other universities have implemented * Be better able to discuss proposed solutions with vendors and make better choices both technologically and cost-wise


  • Jesse Bowling

    Security Architect & CSIRT Program Manager, Duke University
  • Jeff Collyer

    Information Security Engineer, University of Virginia
  • Andrew Korty

    CISO, Indiana University
  • Keith Lehigh

    University Information Security Officer, Indiana University