Security SIG: Connectivity & Identity within Self-Defending Networks



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Security SIG



    Bob Gleichauf, Chief Technology Officer, VPN and Security Business Unit, Cisco Systems, Inc., Senior Manager of Corporate Development

    Presentation Overview

    Connectivity and Identity Within the Context of Self-Defending Networks

    About The Presenter


    Bob Gleichauf

    Bob Gleichauf is the CTO for the Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Security Business Unit at Cisco Systems, where he is responsible for the development of technology for creating secure network infrastructures.

    While at Cisco, Gleichauf has led the development of numerous security initiatives including overseeing the R&D for Cisco's industry-leading Network Admission Control (NAC) program as well as its Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) product line, and the migration of IDS technology into the Cisco Catalyst 6000 platform. NAC is scheduled for release on Cisco's Access and Mid-range routers in June of 2004. The IDS Module (IDSM) for the Catalyst 6000 was the industry's first switch-based security solution, and is a key component of Cisco's end-to-end security solution.

    Gleichauf and his teams have been awarded 8 patents for their security work and have over 15 applications pending approval.

    Gleichauf joined Cisco with the WheelGroup acquisition in 1998 where he was the head of product engineering. Prior to WheelGroup, he was a senior engineering manager at a startup called IQ Software, which developed database report writing tools.

    Bob has served on the boards of two security startup companies, netForensics and Arbor Networks.

    Prior to his leap into the high technology field, Gleichauf pursued a PhD in Early Human Prehistory at the University of Michigan where he was a Rackham Fellow and had the distinction of working in East Africa with the world renowned Leakey family.

    Event Logistics



    Cubberley Community Center

    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1

    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza

    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. presentation and discussion



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