[svlug] [svlug-announce] SVLUG General Meeting, November 7th: Untangle

Mark Weisler mark at weisler-saratoga-ca.us
Thu Nov 1 17:59:36 PST 2007


Join the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group (SVLUG) this coming Wednesday to 
learn about Untangle.

 WHEN:

   Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
   7pm-9pm

MAIN PRESENTATION:
TOPIC:
"Trade-Offs in Building Entire Networks in Software" 

PRESENTED BY:
Dirk Morris, CTO at Untangle
  
 TOPIC SUMMARY:
 
Untangle, an open source software company, has developed a
virtualization platform for packaging and delivering networking
applications that make it easier for businesses to adopt open source
software. In this presentation, Untangle's Founder/CTO, Dirk Morris,
will lay out a new model for deploying software at the network gateway to
overcome the challenges of running multiple applications (firewall, IPS,
VPN, Spam Blocker, Spyware Blocker, Web Filter, etc.) on standard x86
based hardware. Dirk will present an insider's look at the tradeoffs
Untangle made when designing a virtual network and tricks learned in
maintaining high performance between competing applications running on
the same system.


   ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dirk Morris, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Dirk Morris is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Untangle and 
visionary behind the Untangle Gateway Platform. 

Prior to Untangle, Dirk was Chief Architect at Akheron Technologies, where he 
invented the patent-pending High Bandwidth Transparent Vectoring used in the 
company's proxy firewall engine. He has also held positions as lead engineer 
at VerticalNet and H.L.L.C. Consulting, developing Java-based distributed 
monitor and intrusion detection systems.

Earlier in his career, Dirk worked on survivability simulations at CERT/CC 
(Computer Emergency Response Team), the renowned, federally-funded Center for 
Internet security operated by Carnegie Mellon University.

Dirk earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in 
Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.


 NIFTY OF THE MONTH:
To Be Determined.

 LOCATION:

   Symantec  (formerly Veritas Software Corp.)
   VCAFE Facility
   350 Ellis Street  (near E. Middlefield Road)
   Mountain View, CA 94043

   Directions on how to get there are listed at:
   http://www.svlug.org/directions/veritas.php

   We've tried our very best for these directions to be accurate.
   If you have any improvements to make, please let SVLUG's volunteers know!
   webmaster {at} svlug -dot- org


 MEETING REFRESHMENTS:

Robert Half Technology (http://www.roberthalftechnology.com) will be 
graciously providing refreshments for this meeting.


 POST-MEETING GATHERING:

   If you just can't get enough, a smaller group usually goes to a local
   restaurant/diner after the meeting.  We'll announce the restaurant
   selection at the meeting.


 We look forward to seeing you there!
-- 
Mark Weisler 
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