Cloud-based firewalls, along with threat prevention capabilities (including intrusion detection and prevention systems) are key to securing ever-changing organization perimeters. This webcast provides guidance on the key issues to consider when choosing cloud-based firewall/threat prevention solutions for integration on the AWS platform and suggests a process for making that important decision.

Join us and gain practical knowledge on how to evaluate and select effective cloud-based firewalls.

Attendees will learn how:

  • Cloud design considerations affecting the selection and use of next-generation firewalls and threat protection capabilities
  • Needs and capabilities associated with firewalls and threat prevention capabilities, including intrusion prevention, antivirus, logging and alerting, event correlation, continuous dynamic updating of threat databases and malware protection
  • Key business, technical and operational considerations for cloud-based firewall protection
  • Key AWS-specific considerations for perimeter security that address firewalls and threat prevention
  • Process for making an informed decision about products to integrate

Who Should Attend?

Security practitioners (Security Analysts, Security Architects, Senior Security Engineers, etc.), Cloud Security Architects, and the office of the CISO.


Brian Russell, Founder and CTO at TrustThink, LLC

Brian Russell is chair of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Internet of Things (IoT), is founder and CTO at TrustThink, LLC, where he leads cybersecurity projects for connected systems. Previously he served as chief engineer for Cyber Security solutions at Leidos, where he led the development of high assurance cryptographic key management systems for the Department of Defense, security engineering for unmanned aircraft systems and connected vehicles, and defining the cybersecurity strategy for Leidos' $2B Advanced Solutions Group. Brian's 20 years of cybersecurity experience includes leadership roles in the modernization of U.S. Naval cryptography, creation and tailoring of network security protocols, design and deployment of public key infrastructure systems, and design and development of security operations centers

Anthony Tanzi, Partner Architect at Optiv

Anthony Tanzi has more than 20 years’ experience in the networking and network security space. As a Partner Architect focused on Palo Alto Networks, Tanzi is responsible for Optiv’s pre-sales enablement and support to accelerate growth between Palo Alto Networks and Optiv in existing and new markets across the U.S. and Canada. He is also focused on supporting Optiv’s post sale implementation team and working with marketing on Palo Alto specific campaigns.
Tanzi came to Optiv as part of the acquisition of the Philadelphia based integrator Comm Solutions in 2017. While at Comm Solutions for 10 years, Tanzi lead the Palo Alto Networks practice as a pre-sales engineer, post-sale implementation engineer, certified Palo Alto instructor as well as holding his own Palo Alto user groups and other marketing functions and support.

David Aiken, Solutions Architect Manager at AWS

David Aiken is a Solutions Architect Manager at AWS covering AWS Marketplace, Service Catalog, Migration Services, and Control Tower. He leads a team of specialist AWS SA's that help customers implement security and governance best practices using native AWS Services and Partner products. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect and his skills include cloud computing, enterprise architecture, agile methodologies, web services, and software design and development. David has also worked as a product manager, technical specialist, and architect evangelist.

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About the SANS Institute:

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world—from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers—sharing the lessons they learn and jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face.

About Optiv:

Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cybersecurity solutions. Optiv helps clients plan, build and run successful cybersecurity programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cybersecurity offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cybersecurity strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 350 of the leading security technology manufacturers.

About AWS Marketplace:

AWS Marketplace is a digital software catalog that makes it easy to find, try, buy, deploy, and manage software that runs on AWS. AWS Marketplace has a broad and deep selection of security solutions offered by hundreds of independent software vendors, spanning infrastructure security, logging and monitoring, identity and access control, data protection, and more. These products can be integrated with AWS Services and other existing technologies, enabling you to deploy a comprehensive security architecture across your AWS and on-premises environments. Visit to learn more.

*The views and opinions of the SANS Institute and their presenter, David Hazar, are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the positions of AWS.