Akhil Behl is a solutions architect with Cisco Advanced Services, focusing on Cisco collaboration and security architectures. He leads collaboration and security projects worldwide for the enterprise segment as well as the collaborative professional services portfolio for the commercial segment. Previously at Cisco, he spent 10 years in various roles at Linksys and the Cisco Technical Assistance Center. He holds CCIE (Voice and Security), PMP, ITIL, VMware VCP, and MCP certifications. He has published several research papers in international journals, including IEEE Xplore. He has been a speaker at prominent industry forums such as Interop, Enterprise Connect, Cloud Connect, Cloud Summit, Cisco SecCon, IT Expo, and Cisco Networkers. He is the author of Securing Cisco IP Telephony Networks by Cisco Press.
During this live event, Cisco subject matter expert Akhil Behl focussed on various new features of the Cisco ASA firewall as a next-generation data center firewall in terms of its capability, scalability, and performance. The emphasis will be on Cisco ASA as a next-generation data center firewall, providing clustering and intelligent threat defense using Cisco ScanSafe technology and access control based on Cisco TrustSec. The essence of the session will revolve around how Cisco ASA 5500 series firewalls can deliver high-class performance with utmost reliability and stakeholder satisfaction in today’s competitive environment.
During the live webcast, following were covered:
An introduction to Cisco ASA 5500 and 5500-x series firewalls
Cisco ASA next-generation firewall technology for borderless networks
Insight into Cisco ASA clustering
Overview of Cisco ASA web security (ScanSafe)
Overview of Cisco ASA TrustSec
Expert Panelists were Sumanta Bhattacharya and Parminder Pal Singh. They were answering some of your technical questions during this live event.