Breakouts Schedule

Wednesday, August 15

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Amazon Web Services Security, F5 and You

Speakers:  Amazon Web Services

Applications are the lifeblood of enterprises. In this session you will learn how Amazon Web Services (AWS) and F5 can help enterprises leverage public cloud infrastructure for application delivery services. AWS experts will provide insights on how the two companies implement a shared application performance and security responsibility model to help your company optimize application and user experiences across in AWS environments and in cases where customers extend their data center to the cloud, in a scalable and compliant manner.
 

Practical WAF Strategies: 7 Easy Steps to App Security

David Remington

This session provides direct and concrete guidance to getting the most from your WAF investment with practical WAF implementation, including technical, operational, and organizational guidance.

Lab Connections:
Good WAF Security: Getting Started With ASM (#141)
Elevated WAF Security: Elevating ASM Protection (#241)
High-end Maximum WAF Security: Maximizing ASM Protection (#341)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Public Cloud 101: Introduction to F5 Products and Tools

TBD

Learn about the nuts and bolts of deployments in Azure, Google, AWS, and more. Topics include where to start, achieving smooth migrations, and cloud templates. Ideal for customers who are exploring public cloud deployments and for current cloud consumers to learn about F5 products and services.

Lab Connections:
Public Cloud Architectures 1: Deploying BIG-IP Virtual Edition in AWS (#163)
Public Cloud Architectures II: F5 in AWS Advanced Use Cases Beyond Native Tools (#184)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

F5 Sneak-Peek Session

Ryan Jeffs

This session will provide a sneak preview into self-service cloud services for ADC/Security for protecting public cloud workload deployments.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Blocking Common DDoS Attacks with F5

Brandon Frelich

Learn how F5 solutions like DDoS Hybrid Defender can help you thwart attacks from bad actors.

Lab Connections:
Pwn like a Hacker
Defend like a Pro (#280)
DDoS Attack Protection (#290)
Mitigating Real-World DDoS Attacks (#390)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

DevCentral Basics: Application Delivery Services

Jason Rahm

This pre-101 DevCentral Basics course takes a high-level look at F5 core application delivery competencies and related modules.

Certification:
Preparing for F5 Certified! 101 or 201 exams, or working toward F5 Certified Administrator certification?

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Aspen Mesh: Enterprise Service Mesh

Shawn Wormke, Randy Almond

See how F5’s enterprise service mesh, built on open source, enables customers to run containers at scale in production by providing visibility, analytics, security, and network services in Kubernetes.

Lab Connections:
F5 Intro for Container Ecosystems (#161)
F5 Advanced Labs for RedHat OpenShift Container Platform (#169)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Defensa Multicapa para DDoS (DC y Nube) (Spanish Session)

Eduardo Casseano, Ariel Santa Cruz

Las defensas en sitio son efectivas para bloquear localmente la mayoría de los ataques DDoS. Sin embargo para mitigar ataques volumétricos de gran escala es necesario contar con una protección en la nube. Para completar la protección debemos contar con un sistema que interprete la aplicación y pueda manejar tráfico cifrado SSL. Realizaremos una demo en vivo.

Lab Connections:
Protección Multi-Capa para DDoS (en sitio & nube) (#183)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

F5 in the Federal Government Space

Juned Shaikh (DevCentral member)

See how the federal government can use F5 to gain compliance with FISMA, NIST, and DHS directives without requiring app developers to completely re-code to match emerging requirements.

Lab Connections:
Security (general)

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

BIG-IP SSL Capabilities

Kevin Stewart, John Clark

Learn about both the current and near-future state of F5's SSL capabilities, including cryptographic support and updates to SSL Orchestrator.

Lab Connections:
SSL Visibility & Orchestration (#190) (lab first)

Certification:
Working on an F5 Certified Technology Specialist certification?

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Carrier-Grade NAT PBA Deep-Dive

Peter Wang

Get the nuts and bolts of Port Block Allocation (PBA), highlighting the experience of a large service provider who was able to reduce logging translations by 90% without loss of essential information.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced

Troubleshooting and WAF

Joe Martin

Troubleshooting when a web application firewall (WAF) is in the equation: learn how to manage new software deployments when a WAF is a factor.

Lab Connections:
Good WAF Security: Getting Started With ASM (#141)
Elevated WAF Security: Elevating ASM Protection (#241)
High-end Maximum WAF Security: Maximizing ASM Protection (#341)

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Protect the Network: Threat Intelligence

Madhusudhan Reddy, Sara Boddy

Learn how to use threat intelligence to protect your network from malicious traffic, such as botnet infections, application attacks, DoS attacks, brute force attacks, and system exploits.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Write Fast iRules—Fast

Jibin Han

Learn how to write high-performance iRules with iRules Tracer and Profiler, including iRules event firing sequencing, command execution trace, TCL VM execution, and TCL variable update.

Lab Connections:
Cooking with iRules - HTTP (#101)
Cooking with iRules - Security/SSL (#201)
Cooking with iRules - iRules LX (#202)

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

BIG-IP Cloud Edition- Leveraging per App VEs to protect every app deployed in the cloud (Partner Session)

Tai Tran

See how you can increase customer's business agility while providing dedicated, cost-efficient, and right-sized F5 Services with BIG-IP Cloud Edition.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

2:10 pm – 3:10 pm

OWASP Top 10

John Wagnon

This course is intended to precede the "Practical WAF Strategies" breakout session. You'll get a background on the OWASP Top Ten threats (injection, authentication, etc.) and a review of application security basics.

 

Lab Connections:
Good WAF Security: Getting Started With ASM (#141)
Elevated WAF Security: Elevating ASM Protection (#241)
High-end Maximum WAF Security: Maximizing ASM Protection (#341)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Public Cloud 201: Advanced Deployment Demos

Nojan Moshiri, Daniel Wright

Get a deep-dive with cloud deployment automation demos and learn how to automate deployments using CloudFormation Templates, autoscaling BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager and WAF, and more.

Lab Connections:
Public Cloud Architectures 1: Deploying BIG-IP Virtual Edition in AWS (#163)
Public Cloud Architectures II: F5 in AWS Advanced Use Cases Beyond Native Tools (#184)

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

The What and Why of Super-NetOps

Nathan Pearce, Hitesh Patel

Get a high-level introduction to F5's Super-NetOps program, which is designed to equip our customers with the skills needed to adopt agile, DevOps practices for infrastructure.

Lab Connections:
Programmability Class 1: Intro to F5 Automation (#160)
Programmability Class 2: DevOps and Continuous Integration (#165)
Programmability Class 3: SecDevOps (#269)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Thinking Inside the Box

Don Flinspach

Learn how to deploy, manage, and orchestrate BIG-IP solutions using included elements. This session will focus on rarely used configuration elements, synchronization parameters, and health monitoring.

Certification:
Already an F5 Certified Administrator? Want to become a certified BIG-IP LTM Specialist? This may be of interest to you.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Cryptography and Encryption Basics

Dale McCoon

Get a grasp on the basics of cryptography and encryption, and why they’re important. You’ll gain a foundational knowledge of SSL, TLS, PFS, ECDHE, and more.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

DevCentral Basics: Understanding your BIG-IP Stack

Chase Abbott

This pre-101 DevCentral Basics course takes a high-level look at the BIG-IP platform and where it sits. Discuss architecture concerns and ideas, and walk through a few scenarios from on-premises to cloud deployments.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Workshop Your Future Architecture

Colin Hayes

Learn how F5 Solution Definition Workshops have helped customers build the right application delivery architecture to support business initiatives, including cloud migration, automation, microservices architectures, and more.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Application-Centric Approach To Secure Critical Data

Preston Hogue

Applications are the gateway to your data. 86% of breaches start with application attacks, or identity attacks that collect credentials and give attackers access to applications. Learn how F5 helps you manage risk and secure your data with an application-centric approach to security.

Lab Connections:
All security labs

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

F5 SIRT Ayuda Ante Incidentes de Seguridad (Spanish Session)

Luis Berbesi, Eduardo Casseano, Ariel Santa Cruz

F5 dispone de un area llamada Equipo de Respuesta ante Incidentes de Seguridad (SIRT) la cual puede ser contactada durante el transcurso de un ataque para que analicen y brinden una sugerencia de configuración del BIG-IP que logre mitigar el ataque.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Manage Risk and Compliance in the Cloud

Gary Newe

This session attempts to cover ever-changing security regulations, including GDPR and information security frameworks like ISO, what public cloud providers can do for you, and what security gaps still remain that you must address.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Dynamic App Services in Containers

David Garrison, Jonathan George

Organizations are migrating AppDev to container environments and have tested or deployed containerized applications. Learn how F5 Container Connector provides self-service selection in orchestration and automates configurations of BIG-IP application delivery in containerized environments.

Lab Connections:
F5 Intro for Container Ecosystems (#161)
F5 Advanced Labs for RedHat OpenShift Container Platform (#169)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

SP Protocols: Overview and Use Cases

Vernon Wells

Learn how the BIG-IP platform can be used to inspect, modify, and route Diameter, GTP, and SIP traffic in a customizable way. See how F5's DNS solution can direct traffic to gateway and proxy nodes based on relative load.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

DevOps Workshop: Speed and Reliability

Dr. David Yates, Tim Rupp

This session covers the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to deliver software in a modern DevOps fashion, with an emphasis on improving production with speed and reliability. 

Lab Connections:
Programmability Class 1: Intro to F5 Automation (#160)
Programmability Class 2: DevOps and Continuous Integration (#165)
Programmability Class 3: SecDevOps (#269)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Blackops 2018: Advanced Crypto Attacks

David Holmes

Longtime SSL/TLS developer and researcher David Holmes breaks down 2017's five (!) SSL protocol attacks. 

Certification:
Already an F5 Certified BIG-IP ASM Specialist

Level of Difficulty: Advanced

Understanding Access Policy Manager

TBD

Learn how BIG-IP APM can help you go beyond passwords for proper authentication in a post-credential stuffing world, ensuring a well-defined security posture across multiple resources. 

Lab Connections:
Introduction to Universal Access (#130)
Troubleshooting Universal Access (#230)
VDI the F5 Way (#171)

Breakout Connections:
BIG-IP APM Specialist certification prep

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Enterprise HTTP/RDP Services without VPN Based on APM/LTM/iRules

Kevin Davies (DevCentral MVP)

Get a 3-stage plan for using BIG-IP LTM solutions to solve for enterprise HTTP/RDP services without VPN. Techniques will include LTM virtual servers, SSL certificates, iRules, AES crypto and data classes.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced

Clouds on the Horizon: Security for your Network Now and for a Multi-Cloud Future (Ingram Breakout)

Speakers: Tom Norman, CPP/PSPS, Ingram and Mike Giambonco, Director, Ingram Micro Cloud Sales

Come learn from the experts. Tom Norman, industry leading security expert, on the state of security, what your customers should be worried about. Ingram Micro's Infrastructure As A Service experts will show you how Ingram Micro can help you stay relevant with your customers and make more money with IaaS.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Solv Your Problems & Empower Your Business to THRIVE with SYNNEX: Partner Enablement and Value Add Opportunities through the Channel (Partner Session)

Speakers: TBD

As THE hybrid distributor, SYNNEX has the ability to complement and supplement your company's current offerings through an array of meaningful value-add offerings. From our F5 THRIVE Partner Enablement Program, our various "Solvs" focusing on specialized solutions (e.g. CloudSolv, RenewSolv, ServiceSolv), our relationships with F5 Alliance Partners such as Redhat, Docker, and more, SYNNEX can be the missing piece to help your organization differentiate and attack rapid growth and opportunity in the advanced technologies market.

3:25 pm – 4:25 pm

Start to Scale Journey:  Ansible Automation on F5 BIG-IP Platforms

Speakers:  Eric McLeroy, Ansible

Whether you are just getting started, or if you are ready for full deployment, this session will provide details to ensure your Ansible Automation journey on F5 BIG-IP leads to success.  Use cases will highlight best practices for gathering information and the path for scaling to full stack deployments using templates and iAPPS.  Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the ease in getting started, and playbooks to confidently launch larger deployments.

1 in 4.2 Billion-the Narrative of a Single IP

Speaker:  Nicolas Duran, Webroot Product Manager

Each IP tells a different story.  This breakout session discusses the importance of contextualizing the threat landscape and shows how F5 IP intelligence (IPI) protects organizations
 

Leveraging F5 APM to Solve the Authentication Equation (Partner Session)

Speakers: Troy Johnson, Field Technology Consultant, Tech Data and DSessionarrin Good, Global Security Architect, Compunet, Inc.

Authenticating users in today’s application environments can be difficult to support when working with on-premise, cloud-hosted, and pure SaaS applications, while adding the requirements for complex passwords, MFA, or OAUTH capabilities.  See how Tech Data and CompuNet solve today’s customer issues with the advanced features of F5’s APM solution.  

 

Public Cloud 301: Securing Your Cloud

Alex Applebaum

Review advanced concepts around the application stack, development and deployment needs. Using the concept of "guardrails, not gates," this session focuses on how IT can add value when keeping up with the application stack and productivity demands.

Lab Connections:
Public Cloud Architectures 1: Deploying BIG-IP Virtual Edition in AWS (#163)
Public Cloud Architectures II: F5 in AWS Advanced Use Cases Beyond Native Tools (#184)

Level of Difficulty: Advanced

Auto-Escalando y Asegurando Apps en AWS (Spanish Session)

Hugo Tovar, Ariel Santa Cruz

Asegure máximo tiempo de respuesta y experiencia de usuario, a medida que nuevos servidores de aplicación o contenedores son agregados al pool de servicios, agréguelos automáticamente a un F5 BIG-IP. Auto-Escalar significa también poder incrementar ó decrementar la cantidad de instancias virtuales BIG-IP basado en parametrización.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

F5 Security Incident Response Team and You

MegaZone

Application threats are always evolving. Your security plan should be, too. Learn about the F5 Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) and how they can help you when security breaches occur.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Be Prepared with F5's IoT Solution

Ravi Prasad, Justin Shattuck

Learn about F5's IoT solution and how it can benefit your applications. This session will cover use case scenarios across market verticals. 

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

BIG-IP Migration and Troubleshooting

Robby Stahl

Learn about configuration migration options between hardware and software platforms using the BIG-IP Migration Assistant Tool. We will also discuss proper configuration and usage of the Always-On Management subsystem and other remote diagnostic tools. 

Lab Connections:
Beginning LTM Implementation (#102)

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

BIG-IQ 101: Centrally Manage Your F5 Environment

Kyle Oliver, Jim McCarron

High-level overview of centrally managing your F5 environment. You'll learn why you should care about BIG-IQ Centralized Management and what you need to know to be successful.

Lab Connections:
BIG-IQ Centralized Management - Up and Running (#164)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Certification Prep: Planning to Succeed

KJ (Ken) Salchow, Jr., DBA

Prepare for F5 Certified professional certification exams. Rather than focusing on specific content, you’ll get a road map for incorporating both official F5 and third-party resources to prepare to become F5 Certified.

Certification
Want to be F5 Certified? Don't know what to do with your certification?

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

DDoS Mitigation Within 24 Hours

Scott Altman

Lab Connections:
DDoS Attack Protection (#290)
Mitigating Real-World DDoS Attacks (#390)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Decrease Your Workload With Transparency

Patrik Jonsson (DevCentral MVP)

Agile organizations need information from all areas, and they need it now. This presentation will show ways of giving colleagues the information they need, when they need it.

Lab Connections:
F5 Architectures With Ansible (#166)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Expediting Incident Response Through Security Orchestration

Tyler Hatton

As the number of security incidents organizations face increases, the need for a means to automate the deployment of mitigating measures becomes a high priority. This breakout demonstrates how World Wide Technology is using security orchestration tools such as Phantom Cyber to automate repetitive mitigation tasks in platforms such as F5 BIG-IP to create a more effective security operations center.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

5G and Multi-Access Edge Computing

Mark Rosche

Learn about 5G wireless tech trends and multi-access edge computing (MEC) architectures enabling local break-out for low-latency gaming, COTS acceleration with FPGA technology, and TCP optimization and zombie device detection at the edge. 

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Manage External Partner Remote Access with APM

Nicolas Destor

Managing access of external partners can be difficult when there are a large number of them. With APM, we have developed a rich, secure and easy to administrate IAM solution for solve the problem.

Lab Connections
Introduction to Universal Access (#130)
Troubleshooting Universal Access (#230)
VDI the F5 Way (#171)

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

1 in 4.2 Billion - The Narrative of a Single IP (Partner Session)

Nicholas Durna, Webroot Product Manager

Each IP tells a different story. This breakout session discusses the importance of contextualizing the threat landscape and shows how F5 IP intelligence (IPI) protects organizations.

 

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Extending Your Enterprise Network to GCP

Speaker: Nick De Cristofaro, Google

Learn how to connect to GCP with highly reliable and secure networking to support extending your data center networks into the cloud. We will cover details of resilient routing techniques, access to Google API from on premise networks, connection locations, and partners.

4:40 pm – 5:40 pm

Intro to Advanced WAF

Benn Alp

Learn how F5's Advanced WAF can help protect your applications against the ever-increasingly sophisticated techniques leveraged by adversaries, and support companies’ growing requirements to do more (and faster) with less.

Lab Connections:
Good WAF Security: Getting Started With ASM (#141)
Elevated WAF Security: Elevating ASM Protection (#241)
High-end Maximum WAF Security: Maximizing ASM Protection (#341)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

DevCentral Basics: Security

John Wagnon

This pre-101 DevCentral Basics course takes a high-level look at F5's security solutions and modules.

Certification
Interested in F5 Certified Administrator prep? Getting ready to take the 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals exam?

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

F5 Solutions for VMware Workspace One

Matt Mabis

Learn how F5 and VMware worked together to integrate the BIG-IP Access Policy Manager and BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager product lines with Workspace One, delivering a fully vetted customer solution. 

Lab Connections:
Introduction to Universal Access (#130)
Troubleshooting Universal Access (#230), VDI the F5 Way (#171)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Soluciones de Señalización en Redes 3G y 4G (Spanish Session)

Irineu Ribeiro Costato, Emilio Torres Cid de Leon, Ariel Santa Cruz

Las redes Móviles se basan en protocolos de señalización claves como ser DNS, GTP, Diameter, SIP y otros. Inicialmente la mayoría de estos protocolos no fueron diseñados pensando en la seguridad, por lo tanto son vulnerables. Realizaremos una demo en vivo sobre como F5 puede ayudar a protegerlos.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Super-NetOps: Configuration as Code

Nathan Pearce, Christian Weber (GitHub)

Learn the art of treating device configuration as software, as well as the immediate benefits of version control, configuration comparisons, access control, and a configuration audit trail.

Lab Connections:
Programmability Class 1: Intro to F5 Automation (#160)
Programmability Class 2: DevOps and Continuous Integration (#165)
Programmability Class 3: SecDevOps (#269)

Level of Difficulty: Advanced

So You Think You Can Scale...Containers?

Lori Mac Vittie

Traditional models of scale aren’t going to be able to keep up with the velocity of scale and fail in large-scale containerized environments. In this session, we'll explore how we scale today, why we need a new model to deal with microservices and containers, and what that looks like.

Lab Connections:
F5 Intro for Container Ecosystems (#161)
F5 Advanced Labs for RedHat OpenShift Container Platform (#169)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Consume F5 Licenses with Confidence

Peter Silva, Dale McCoon

In this session, we'll show you how to consume F5 services and the license model associated with each module component. Whether you're ready for a 3-year commitment, looking for a subscription model, or just testing the waters, we'll help you decide the best value for your situation. This session is for network managers, security engineers, and procurement folks.

Putting F5 into Your Cloud Practice (Partner Session)

Jeff Strathos

F5 products provide the freedom to deploy any application, anywhere with consistent services and security in any environment. Learn how it's done in this session.

F5 Elite - Partner Pre-Sales Engineering Program (Partner Session)

Paul Szczepan

Description:  Learn about F5's new Partner SE program, F5 Elite.  A program designed by Pre-Sales Engineers for Pre-Sales Engineers. 

Thursday, August 16

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Accelerating Tier 1 Application Migration to AWS

Speakers:  Amazon Web Services

Application migration to public cloud infrastructure is a core component of a company’s digital transformation.  In this session you will learn how Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help you develop a workload migration blueprint defined by distinct phases to ensure reliable and efficient migration of your application workloads  to the public cloud. AWS experts will provide insights on how you can accelerate your application workload migration, meet budget and schedule objectives, and ensure that your applications have the same levels of performance and security in AWS as in your physical data centers.
 

Future-Proof Your Hardware Investment

Ankita Bhalla, Greg Gordon

Learn about the BIG-IP iSeries and VIPRION platforms. This session covers TurboFlex FPGA technology and enhanced SSL capabilities, as well as newly released platforms and strategies to future-proof your investments.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Multifactor de Auth y SSO para Apps en Nube (Spanish Session)

Oscar Sanchez Mercado, Ariel Santa Cruz

El rápido crecimiento en SaaS significa un desafío para administrar, compartir y segurizar las identidades en las apps basadas en la nube. Utilizando una metodología de autenticación en un solo punto y multiples factores de autenticación logramos mantener la seguridad, simplificar la administración y cumplir con normas como PCI. Realizaremos una demostración en vivo.

Lab Connections
Autenticación Multi-Factor y SSO para Aplicaciones en la Nube (#182)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

The Not-So-Great Eight of Microservices

Shawn Wormke

Review the eight types of problems you’ll encounter as you deploy a large-scale microservice architecture—and the various techniques and technologies you can use to address them.

Lab Connections
F5 Intro for Container Ecosystems (#161)
F5 Advanced Labs for RedHat OpenShift Container Platform (#169)

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Architecting the F5 DDoS Protection Solution

David Remington, Sergey Starzhinskiy

Learn how to leverage F5 technologies and technology partners to build robust on-premises solutions for DDoS mitigation.

Lab Connections
DDoS Attack Protection (#290)
Mitigating Real-World DDoS Attacks (#390)

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Enabling Self-Service For Application Owners

Kyle Oliver, Jim McCarron

Get an overview of the application-owner view while learning about the capabilities of the new functionality, including analytics, network mapping, troubleshooting, and RBAC.

Lab Connections
BIG-IQ - Infrastructure and Application Owners Reunite! Automation and Visibility Into Your App (#162)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

F5 and Ansible

Tim Rupp, Forrest Crenshaw

This demo-heavy session will cover basic and advanced F5 product administration with Ansible, including debugging of common Ansible problems as they relate to F5 products.

Lab Connections
F5 Architectures With Ansible (#166)

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Application Delivery and Security in AWS - Best practices for deploying F5 in the AWS cloud (Partner Session)

Heath Parrott

In this session we will cover the relevant F5 technologies in AWS, use cases and best practices. You will learn about how F5 LTM and F5 DNS enhance application delivery in the cloud delivering significant value for organizations as well as how to use F5 ASM and F5 AFM to deliver greater security and control. We will discuss sizing, deployment options as well as example use cases.

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

2018 F5 Service Provider Invitational Forum - Virtualizing Modern Carrier Infrastructure

Dr. Edward G. Amoroso

Discussion and interactive workshop led by guest Dr. Edward G. Amoroso, Former AT&T CSO. How virtualization cost-effectively enables new services, and the challenges and opportunities that come with it. NOTE: This session is invitation only.

 

DevCentral MVP Summit

Exclusive session for DevCentral MVPs. NOTE: This session is invitation only.

9:40 am – 10:40 am

GKE-OnPrem: Hybrid IT Environments

Speaker:  Marshall Vale, Google

Learn how Google's open approach to hybrid infrastructure provides enterprises many different paths to modernization.  In this session, we'll take you through common ways we see enterprises modernize across the different environments they must manage: legacy on-prem, private, and multiple public clouds.
 

Intro to Advanced WAF

Benn Alp

Learn how F5’s Advanced WAF can help protect your applications against the ever-increasingly sophisticated techniques leveraged by adversaries, and support companies’ growing requirements to do more (and faster) with less.

Lab Connections
Good WAF Security: Getting Started With ASM (#141)
Elevated WAF Security: Elevating ASM Protection (#241)
High-end Maximum WAF Security: Maximizing ASM Protection (#341)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Cipher Suites: Best Practices and Pitfalls

MegaZone

With the growth of SSL/TLS, as well as regulatory compliance requirements such as PCI-DSS, selecting the right cipher suite configuration is increasingly an issue for administrators. We'll try to demystify them so you can better use their power for good.

Certification
Working on an F5 Certified Technology Specialist certification?

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Future of Application Services

Kara Sprague

Get an overview of F5’s State of Application Delivery 2018 report. Topics include changes in how orgs develop, deploy, and deliver applications; cloud adoption with flexibility, scale, and security; and how per-app services support application teams. 

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Protección Vulnerabilidades en Apps Web (Spanish Session)

Carlos Hernandez, Ariel Santa Cruz

El desarrollo Web es dinámico. Cuando el foco está puesto en las características y en los tiempos, los errores ocurren. A esto debemos sumarles las amenazas de seguridad web, que los firewall tradicionales no pueden mitigar incluso cuando el tráfico no está encriptado. Realizaremos una demostración en vivo.

Lab Connections
Protección Multi-Capa para DDoS (en sitio & nube) (#181)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

BIG-IP Cloud Edition: Auto-Scaling your Apps with BIG-IQ

Ronnie Dockery, JC Ferguson

This session will take you through the auto-scaling setup in BIG-IQ with BIG-IP Per-App VE. You’ll see some practical examples and a live demo.

Lab Connections
BIG-IQ - Infrastructure and Application Owners Reunite! Automation and Visibility Into Your App (#162)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

DNS Security

Dave Doucette, Greg Robinson

This intermediate-level DNS course covers topology, iRules, and attack mitigation with DNS firewall. 

Lab Connections
Next-Generation DNS Services and Security Using BIG-IP DNS (#111)

Certification
BIG-IP DNS Specialist certification prep

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Simplify Private Cloud Deployments

Mark Dittmer, David Garrison

This session will show you how F5 simplifies application deployment and security in private cloud environments with a series of integrated solution offerings.

Lab Connections
F5 Intro for Container Ecosystems (#161)
F5 Advanced Labs for RedHat OpenShift Container Platform (#169)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

What's in My Packets? sFlow Knows!

Richard Shuford

What's in your network's packets? If you know, you can troubleshoot effectively and worry less about security. Supported in BIG-IP and in many other products, sFlow technology can show you.

Certification
Earned the F5 Certified Administrator certification? Working on BIG-IP DNS Specialist certification?

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

BIG-IP: The Universal Gateway

Matt Kucherawy

Though largely regarded as a traditional ADC, the BIG-IP platform is the most advanced L2-7 gateway available for LAN, DC, Cloud, and SP. See what's possible when it flexes its muscles!

Level of Difficulty: Advanced

Per-App Services With F5 BIG-IP Cloud Edition

Henry Tam, Ronnie Dockery

App teams are demanding faster speed and simple to use, self-serve app services from IT. Learn how BIG-IP Cloud Edition delivers dedicated and right-sized F5 application services for all apps, with automated deployment, enhanced visibility, and manageability.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Speed & Security: Scaling Workloads from DevOps to Cloud

Ben Rogers, Senior Solution Architect Venafi

Network ops and security teams are bridging multiple world of cloud, microservices, and datacenters. You can gain speed, scale, security and freedom using Venafi. Learn how to automate the entire TLS key and certificate lifecycle for both F5 BIG-IP and Silverline for application delivery, DDoS and WAF threat protection - whether delivered in the data center or from the cloud.

10:50 am – 11:50 am

Open Services an intro to Containers 

Speaker:  Asad Baheri, Google

How to modernize and IT infrastructure using Containers and Kubernetes. Hybrid use cases along with real life examples. 

Low-Code Automation for NetOps and SecOps 

Speaker:  AppViewX

NetOps and SecOps can become more successful in their journey to digital transformatin by moving to a low-code automation platform.  In this sessin, you will learn how low-code automation can simplify critical and compolex processes wtih drag-and-drop elements.

The Future of F5's User Experience

Zac Bedell

Learn about F5's development of a new, cloud-native product, which allows for a design systems approach to graphic user interface design and delivery, resulting in a radically modernized user experience.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Automate with F5 API Services GW and App Services 3.0

Kat Austria and Fred Slater

Learn about declarative application deployment using the extensible container-based F5 API Services Gateway and App Services 3.0 Extension.

Lab Connections
Programmability Class 1: Intro to F5 Automation (#160)
Programmability Class 2: DevOps and Continuous Integration (#165)
Programmability Class 3: SecDevOps (#269)

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Protegiendo Apps Nativas de la Nube (Spanish Session)

Eduardo Saito, Ariel Santa Cruz

Las nuevas arquitecturas sin servidores, se basan en llamadas API hacia un API gateway provistos por un Proveedor de Nube, y dado el modelo de responsabilidad compartida de estos proveedores, la seguridad de la aplicación es responsabiliad de las compañias. F5 Web Application Firewall protege todas las llamadas al API Gateway antes que estas lleguen a la aplicación. Realizaremos una demo en vivo.

Lab Connections
Protección Multi-Capa para DDoS (en sitio & nube) (#181)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

SSO via SAML Okta and Custom JSON Token

Jason Wing, Praneeth Kondaveethi, Mostorists Group

See how BIG-IP APM and iRules bridged a portal hosted by Episerver (IaaS), authentication services hosted by Okta (SaaS), and the on-premises implementation of Guideware insurance policy suite.

Lab Connections
Introduction to Universal Access (#130)
Troubleshooting Universal Access (#230)
VDI the F5 Way (#171)

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Super-NetOps Source of Truth

Joel King

Learn about techniques used to define and implement an F5 BIG-IP deployment with multiple "sources of truth," from CSV and YAML files to SQL and NoSQL databases.

Lab Connections
Programmability Class 1: Intro to F5 Automation (#160)
Programmability Class 2: DevOps and Continuous Integration (#165)
Programmability Class 3: SecDevOps (#269)

Level of Difficulty: Advanced

BIG-IP Cloud Edition: Auto-Scaling App Services with BIG-IQ

Ronnie Dockery, JC Ferguson

This session will take you through the auto-scaling setup in BIG-IP Cloud Edition with BIG-IQ and BIG-IP Per-App VEs. You’ll see some practical examples and a live demo.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Best Practices in Azure (Partner Session)

Gary Lu, Jeff Stathatos

This session will highlight the benefits of Azure solution templates for use within your public cloud architectural design. We will cover common use cases such as HA, Auto-scaling, and WAF.

F5 | Equinix Cloud Gateway Enables Risk-Free Multi-Cloud Access

Jim Steinbauer and Vaughn Eisler, Equinix

This session will provide an overview of the F5 | Equinix Cloud Gateway solution, which enables enterprises to deploy business critical applications in multiple cloud infrastructures in a highly secure, available and performant way. As part of this discussion, we will review the details of the joint offering, which includes the F5 BIG-IP Platform, Equinix Performance Hub and Equinix SmartKey solutions.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Future of F5's User Experience

Zac Bedell

Learn about F5's development of a new, cloud-native product, which allows for a design systems approach to graphic user interface design and delivery, resulting in a radically modernized user experience.

Level of Difficulty:  Beginner
 

Empower Your Customers to Secure Their Critical Data

Preston Hogue, Sr. Director Security Marketing

In this session, we will recap how F5 helps customers manage risk and secure their data with an application-centric approach to security, and will enable our partners to operationalize this strategy within their business to realize impactful results.
 

The What and Why of Super-NetOps

Nathan Pearce, Hitesh Patel

Get a high-level introduction to F5's Super-NetOps program, which is designed to equip our customers with the skills needed to adopt agile, DevOps practices for infrastructure. 

Lab Connections
Programmability Class 1: Intro to F5 Automation (#160)
Programmability Class 2: DevOps and Continuous Integration (#165)
Programmability Class 3: SecDevOps (#269)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Blocking Common DDoS Attacks with F5

Brandon Frelich

Learn how F5 solutions like DDoS Hybrid Defender can help you thwart attacks from bad actors.

Lab Connections
Pwn like a Hacker; Defend like a Pro (#280)
DDoS Attack Protection (#290)
Mitigating Real-World DDoS Attacks (#390)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Understanding Carrier Security Solutions

Brian van Lieu, Fred Wittenberg

Discover BIG-IP solutions for carrier-class security in high-traffic data centers and S/Gi data paths, including advanced firewall, DoS detection and mitigation, protocol inspection and security, and application classification and reporting.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

iRules LX and Node.js

John Alam, Robert Haynes

Learn how to extend the power of iRules to Integrate BIG-IP modules with most major platforms, while leveraging the ubiquity of JavaScript. Learn ways to manage asynchronous execution. A basic understanding of iRules is needed to get the most from this session.

Lab Connections
Cooking with iRules - iRules LX (#202)

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

TLSv1.3: Minor Version, Major Changes

MegaZone, Don Laursen

TLSv1.3 support was introduced in 14.0 and, despite the deceptively minor version bump from v1.2, there are major changes in the protocol. Learn about the changes and how they might affect you.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

El Futuro de los Application Services (Spanish Session)

Roberto Ricossa

Presentaremos un resumen del reporte F5’s State of Application Delivery 2018. Abordaremos los cambios en como las organizaciones desarrollan despliegan y entregan aplicaciones; la adopción del cloud con flexibilidad, escalabilidad y seguridad: y como los servicios per-app soportan a los equipos de desarrollo.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

BIG-IP Cloud Edition: Enabling Self-Service For Application Owners with BIG-IQ

Kyle Oliver, Jim McCarron

Get an overview of the BIG-IP Cloud Edition application-owner view while learning about the new capabilities of BIG-IQ, including analytics, network mapping, troubleshooting, and RBAC.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

F5: the cornerstone technology to enable in your multi-cloud journey (Partner Session)

Gregory Coward, Patrick Merrick

Enterprises are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies, allowing application services to land in the home best suited for each. While the promise of choice brings value, managing/securing multiple Public (Azure, AWS, GCP...) clouds, Private clouds, and SaaS applications can be daunting task. Attend this session to find out how F5 provides solutions to enable a consistent, easy to manage, multi-cloud infrastructure.

Empower Your Customers to Secure Their Critical Data (Partner Session)

Preston Hogue

In this session, we will recap how F5 helps customers manage risk and secure their data with an application-centric approach to security, and will enable our partners to operationalize this strategy within their business to realize impactful results.

2:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Accelerate the Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS

Speakers:  Randy Carson, VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS brings enterprise-class VMware software-defined data center software to the AWS cloud, and enables customers to run production applications across VMware vSphere based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. VMware Cloud on AWS is delivered, sold, and supported by VMware as an on-demand service. It enables customers to leverage the full range of AWS, including storage, databases, analytics, and more. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams can now quickly derive instant business value from the AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience.
 

Security in the Post-Perimeter Era (Partner Session)

Speakers:  Troy Johnson, Field Technology Consultant, Tech Data and Chris Hoke, Sirius

 Our networks face increasingly sophisticated and diverse attacks including ransomware, social engineering and spear-phishing, cyber espionage, and data theft – to name a few.  To add to the challenge, taking advantage of our continuously shifting perimeters, savvy attackers can bypass many traditional security precautions within hour, not days.   This discussion will highlight the risks organizations face, challenges presented by the need for modernization, and the impact of mobility and changing consumption models.


Thinking Inside the Box

Don Flinspach

Learn how to deploy, manage, and orchestrate BIG-IP solutions using included elements. This session will focus on rarely used configuration elements, synchronization parameters, and health monitoring.

Certification:
Already an F5 Certified Administrator? Want to become a certified BIG-IP LTM Specialist? This may be of interest to you.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Deception as Defense and Super-NetOps 

Hitesh Patel, Justin Shattuck

Learn how to apply Super-NetOps philosophies and practices to create a shim between bad actors and a backend application stack. We'll divert identified traffic to a sandbox, tear down and redeploy apps for each actor, and provide a feedback loop in which bad actors are segregated from legit users.

Lab Connections
Programmability Class 3: SecDevOps (#269)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Soluciones Gi LAN para Operadores Móviles (Spanish Session)

Emilio Torres Cid de Leon, Irineu Ribeiro Costato, Ariel Santa Cruz

Con la expansión de la virtualización en el EPC, los Operadores de Redes Móviles están buscando no solo reducir costos, sino más importante simplificar sus operaciones automatizando las tareas del día-a-día. La llegada de la IoT ha aumentado la urgencia por tener redes más flexibles y dinámicas, capaces de adaptarse a condiciones variables en breves períodos de tiempo.

Level of Difficulty: Beginner

What Can Policy Enforcement Manager Do For Me?

Vernon Wells

Find out how F5 Policy Enforcement Manager can improve traffic visibility and control for wireless and wireline operators, helping you provide the ultimate customer QoE.

Level of Difficulty: Advanced

A Little Help For Software Upgrades

Leonardo Souza (DevCentral MVP)

Computers are good at comparing things, especially zeros and ones. Why not use that for software upgrades? This presentation will show a script that can help you compare services after the upgrade.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

iRules LX Show and Tell

Tyler Hatton

iRules LX is a commonly overlooked feature within the F5 BIG-IP platform that expands upon the programmability capabilities of traditional TCL iRules by integrating the use of the Node.js run-time environment. This breakout session will cover at a high level how iRules LX work, demonstrate how World Wide Technology has used iRules LX for unique use cases such as canary deployments, and explore how an administrator can get started if they are interested in iRules LX.

Lab Connections
Cooking with iRules - iRules LX (#202)

Level of Difficulty: Advanced

F5's Subscription and ELA Licensing Program – Business and Implementation (Partner Session)

Damir Vrankic, JC Ferguson

Learn about F5's subscription and enterprise license agreement programs from a business, customer implementation, and technical point of view. At this session, you'll hear it direct from the experts – the Product Manager and the Software Architect responsible for bring this program to our customers.

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