OpenLab SDSN Throwdown

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Welcome to our OpenLab Software-Defined Secure Network (SDSN) Throwdown page, where you’ll find the information you need to participate in this educational program and competition for Juniper security partners.

Participation in this hands-on program is limited to 10 partner teams, each consisting of 2 or 3 system engineers.

What Happens at the Throwdown?

Teams will be presented with security challenges that involve identifying, analyzing, and mitigating malicious traffic on a network. You’ll address these challenges using SDSN products and tools in an OpenLab personalized sandbox environment.

The program spans several weeks starting January 29, 2018 and culminates with the onsite solutions development workshop and competition beginning February 19 at Juniper’s OpenLab in Amsterdam. On the last day of the throwdown, your team will demonstrate its solution for a panel of judges. Each member of the top three finishing teams will receive technology prizes. All participants completing the program will attain recognition and appropriate training credit.

Our throwdown is a unique opportunity for you to get direct access to lab demonstration and sandbox resources, along with hands-on experience devising use cases and testing the capabilities of Juniper’s SDSN platform and embedded security products and features. You’ll gain firsthand knowledge of its competitive differentiation. You’ll engage in discussions and presentations led by Juniper subject matter experts. And you’ll learn how to customize SDSN based on your partner product portfolio and integration into existing customer environments.

Throwdown Agenda

Prerequisite Knowledge