Welcome to the Palo Alto Event

Is your organization looking to adopt a Zero Trust strategy? Do you want to understand how Zero Trust can be translated into a practical implementation in your virtualized environment? In this event, we’ve gathered top experts on Zero Trust and virtualized security to explain the importance of Zero Trust and how you can quickly implement a least privilege security posture in your VMware environment. You’ll benefit from years of expert experience and gain the knowledge needed to help your organization achieve their security goals.


October 27 th , 2020








27 October 2020

8:00 CT

Session Start

8:05 - 8:45 CT

KEYNOTE: A Zero Trust Model for Virtualized Environments

Zero Trust is a strategy that eliminates the concept of trust to protect modern digital environments by leveraging network segmentation. But what are the unique challenges associated with Zero Trust in virtualized environments? 

Join John Kindervag, the creator of Zero Trust, as he walks you through:

  • The strategic value of Zero Trust
  • The 5 step model to deploying Zero Trust
  • The importance of virtual NGFWs in Zero Trust Find out how you can position your organization and your VMware virtual environments for a future in which you’re not constantly reacting to threats.

Speaker: John Kindervag

8:45 - 8:50 CT


8:50 - 9:30 CT

Protect Your VMware vSphere Environment...Without NSX!

Zero Trust in a vSphere environment can be achieved by segmenting the environment using virtual next-generation firewalls, even without the help of NSX. Utilizing VM-Series virtual NGFWs to create trust zones in your vSphere environment ensures that your workloads and the applications they host are adequately protected against lateral movement attacks.

In this session, we will walk you through the two primary ways to protect workloads in a vSphere environment using VM-Series virtual NGFWs to enforce L3 and L2 segmentation.

Speaker: Jack Parks, Consulting Engineer, Palo Alto Networks
9:30 - 9:35 CT


9:35 - 10:15 CT

How to Foolproof Your NSX Environment with Zero Trust

While VMware NSX can provide a good foundation for securing virtualized environments, it only solves a piece of the Zero Trust puzzle. In this session we will walk you through how VM-Series virtual next-generation firewalls from Palo Alto Networks augment network security in NSX environments to deliver Zero Trust.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn how virtual NGFWs complement micro-segmentation
  • Learn how VM-Series virtual NGFWs integrate with VMware NSX
  • See a demo of the VM-Series / NSX integration

Speakers: Alex Berger, Pradeep Nair

10:15 - 10:20 CT


10:20 - 10:50 CT

What’s New with VM-Series and NSX Integration

Whether you’re a current NSX customer, a current Palo Alto Networks customer, or are in the process of evaluating network and security solutions, this session will keep you current on the latest ways Palo Alto Networks and VMware are partnering to keep your environment safe. In this session, we will update you on the latest and greatest capabilities and integrations between VM-Series and VMware NSX.

Speakers: Jaimin Patel, Pradeep Nair

10:50 CT

Event End