On March 23, Global CIO Forum successfully hosted Secure your Network Traffic with Thales Luna Network HSM and F5 Big-IP VirtualSummit. Thales Luna HSM and Thales Luna Cloud HSM services integrate with BIG-IP’s Local Traffic Manager, LTM, to secure the network over which BIG-IP delivers applications.
- Lakhwinder Singh, Presales Manager, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Thales
- Muaz Hawari, Senior Solutions Engineer – Gulf & Levant at F5 Networks
- Blair Canavan, Digital Identity & Security Team, Thales
Below are the key highlights of the event.
Lakhwinder Singh, Presales Manager, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Thales
Singh started by highlighting why implementing data security is a complex problem. He discussed explosive data growth, evolving compliance requirements, operational complexity and rapidly increasingly data breaches are making data security difficult.
Thales’ Unified data protection approach helps in key pillars, Discover, Protect, Control for data protection with a data-centric security approach, he added.
Data has to be protected not only on-premise but also on the move. Singh elaborated on Thales portfolio which helps customers achieve flexible and scalable encryption.
Muaz Hawari, Senior Solutions Engineer – Gulf & Levant at F5 Networks
Attackers leverage all the blind spots in encryption. Hawari highlighted how F5 helps in protecting customers and shared some use cases of inbound SSL orchestration.
Blair Canavan, Digital Identity & Security Team, Thales
Canavan highlighted why customers should use Thales’ Luna Network HSMs. He spoke about integration with BIG-IP’s platform modules for securing the network over which BIG-IP delivers applications.
Canavan elaborated that Luna Network HSM stores BIG-IP’s certificates and encryption keys in FIPS-validated hardware, ensuing high-assurance crypto protection.
The speaker presentations were followed by an engaging Q&A session where the unique proposition of Thales and F5 was highlighted along with some use cases.