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Security Platforming versus Best-of-Breed: Who Wins?

October 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Hess Club
5430 Westheimer Rd
TX 77056 USA

Presentation: Security Platforming versus Best-of-Breed: Who Wins?

Speaker: Michael Farnum, Director of Solution Architecture, South at Set Solutions in Houston, TX

Abstract: In the past, a few security vendors pioneered the idea of multi-product “single pane of glass” platforms. They failed for the most part. Today, many of the vendors that only offered best-of-breed point products back in the day have turned to the idea of a platform. And they are succeeding. But that doesn’t mean that the best of breed is dead. The reason that platforms are succeeding is the same reason best-of-breed can also succeed. Which one is the best? The answer: that depends.


Michael Farnum is the Director of Solution Architecture – South at Set Solutions in Houston, TX. During his 25+ years in IT and security, Farnum has been an Independent Security Consultant, a Network Security Engineer, an Information Security Manager, a Pre-Sales Security Engineer, a Security Solutions Manager, and the Founder and Organizer of HouSecCon, THE Houston Security Conference. As a Blogger and Podcaster, Farnum has been honored to get to know and learn from many really smart security professionals. Prior to his career in IT and security, Farnum drove an M1A1 main battle tank in Desert Shield and Storm. Farnum tries to use all of these experiences to create a unique perspective on whatever issue he is trying to tackle.


Contact Information:

 Name: Michael Farnum
 Title: Director of Solution Architecture
 Company: Set Solutions in Houston, TX.
Michael Farnum

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Luncheon Meeting Schedule:

11:15 a.m. Registration / Networking
11:30 a.m. Luncheon / Networking
11:45 a.m. Chapter Business Meeting
12:00 noon Keynote Presentation
1:00 p.m. Adjourn Luncheon


  • An interest in information security.


  • 1 CPE

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