Runecast Virtualization Technology Webinars

Hosted by the Founders and Engineers behind Runecast Analyzer, these upcoming or on-demand webinars provide you insights into proactively identifying misconfigurations, automating security standards compliance monitoring and reporting, and more.

Coming up

Product Features

Catching up with Runecast: The Must-have Features for 2023

Explore the cutting-edge capabilities of the Runecast platform that are a must-have for every organization with a proactive security strategy in 2023. Runecast platform is adding new advanced features with the speed of light – let’s catch up with the CTO Aylin Sali and Head of Product Markus Strauss to see how to get the most out of the latest ones. Join us live on December 15th to learn top 5 advanced features that can help you gear up for 2023 and + the most loved one chosen by customers over time. And that’s not all! Christmas came early this year: Sign Up for this Session and Get Runecast Datasheet Gift for Free.

Presenters: 
Markus Strauss, Aylin Sali
Date:
December 15, 2022
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14:00 PM GMT

Past Webinars

Security

5 Tips for Secure VMware vSphere Upgrade

With the official end of life for vSphere 6.7 in October 2022 and release of vSphere 8 this September, you might be thinking of upgrades to your vSphere environments. Join this exclusive webinar with Steve Bettison who will walk you through the planning and successful execution of VMware vSphere. Learn how to effectively follow your security and compliance strategy during the complex vSphere upgrade process. Avoiding any upgrade issues and incompatibilities that could negatively impact your security posture. See how Runecast platform can facilitate the process for you.

Presenters: 
Steve Bettison
Product Features

Understanding Configuration Drift Management

Configuration drift increases the organization’s risk in a vast number of areas. From network or data breaches, downtime, and compliance issues to poor performance of systems and applications. Therefore implementing proactive configuration management is important to ensure that systems perform consistently and securely over time. Continuous monitoring, regular audits, automation of benchmarks, and baseline checks are some of the key recommendations to apply. With Steve Salisbury, we will look at ways to avoid configuration drift, tips for proactive configuration management, and how the Runecast AI-driven platform can help you to achieve that.

Presenters: 
Steve Salisbury
Security

What is CNAPP and Why to Adopt Single Source of Truth (SSOT) Practices to Secure your Deployments

What is a Cloud Native Application Protection Platform? Cloud Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPPs) integrate and centralize otherwise disparate security functions into a single source of truth. Many organizations are dealing with issues as one-off problems, rather than addressing cloud security holistically. That approach usually comes from the adoption of individual solutions or tools for each issue, with no centralized view of their infrastructure security. The CNAPPs approach provides visibility across silos and ensures security for the cloud infrastructure, thanks to which DevOps and SecOps teams can deliver full-stack security.

Presenters: 
Markus Strauss
Product Features

Managing regulatory compliance across multiple sites with Runecast

Staying on top of the latest security standards and best practices in the rapidly evolving IT infrastructure is hard and time-consuming for busy IT teams like yours. SysAdmins in organizations with large-scale and multiple vendors environment can now monitor compliance across different geographical locations, organizations, and security compliance frameworks at the same time. In this webinar, you’ll see how to proactively detect and mitigate compliance issues and security risks across multiple sites with an AI-driven platform for real-time, actionable insights.

Presenters: 
Steve Bettison
Security

Scanning containerized workloads for vulnerabilities

Learn how to continuously scan configurations and logs of your assets for known issues, vulnerabilities and best practices down from the cluster to the nodes. Enable proactive Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM) for your organization. In this webinar, you'll see how to simplify and automate vulnerability management for Kubernetes and also, how to apply the shift-left approach to your container image build pipeline with Runecast.

Presenters: 
Steve Salisbury, Tomas Odehnal
Customer Interview

Runecast Customer Story: Oman Airports

Join us for an exclusive customer interview with Basim Al Lawati, ICT Technical Senior Manager at Oman Airports. Find out how they achieve security compliance and hardware compatibility in a large VMware environment with a single Runecast platform.‍ Learn how to enable your IT Security and Operations teams with a single platform for discovering and resolving IT problems you don't yet know about. This transparency brings security and stability to your IT environment, increases the uptime of your infrastructure, and of course, reduces your overall costs.

Presenters: 
Markus Strauss, Basim Al Lawati
Security

Troubleshooting large scale VMware deployments

SysAdmins in organizations with large-scale VMware deployments can now eliminate the need for and time wasted on troubleshooting, researching and identifying a problem across multiple sides. In this webinar, you’ll see how to proactively detect and mitigate configuration issues and security risks with an AI-driven platform for real-time, actionable insights.

Presenters: 
Steve Bettison
Product Features

Achieve Complete Compliance in Cloud & Container Security

In this webinar, you'll see Runecast’s latest addition supporting the Google Cloud Platform. With AWS and Microsoft Azure already supported, Runecast now protects all three of the top cloud providers. We’ll also take a closer look at the new Kubernetes intelligence in Runecast that brings image scanning and container-scanning capabilities to DevOps and SecOps teams.

Presenters: 
Steve Salisbury & Steve Bettison
Security

How to Implement Vulnerability Management with Runecast

As the complexity of software and therefore their vulnerabilities increase, so does the need for better vulnerability management. We talk about an importance of regular automated scanning, recommendations, remediation, the ability to set up vulnerability management policies and how Runecast enables you to achieve that.

Presenters: 
Steve Salisbury & Steve Bettison
Security

Compliance for the Enterprise CIO – The art of being prepared

We talk about compliance standards, tools and potential processes that, when implemented, can help any CISO, CIO or Security team be more prepared and proactive before the next audit. Markus and Simon also cover the importance of continuous compliance and how it can dramatically decrease the preparation time for audits.

Presenters: 
Markus Strauss & Simon Ahmet
Security

3 Actions for Hybrid Cloud Success – For CIOs in 2022

How to increase transparency and unified visibility across all platforms in a wider company technology stack? That’s an ultimate pain point faced by today’s CISOs, CIOs, Security and IT Operations teams. In this series we’ll talk about configuration and vulnerability management, continuous security compliance and upgrade planning for hybrid cloud environments – in a way that can be done smartly with a single-platform visibility. We will also cover the importance of a proactive approach in risk mitigation to free up IT teams’ time to work on proactive business growth drivers.

Presenters: 
Markus Strauss & Simon Ahmet
Security

The Next Big Thing: Proactive OS Analysis

New proactive analysis of Windows and Linux operating systems adds one more layer to Runecast’s proactive monitoring, management, and compliance. We'll also show you Runecast's coverage of Apache Log4j Java vulnerability. Over the weekend a critical vulnerability Log4Shell in the Apache Log4j Java library (used by thousands of enterprise apps) was disclosed.

Presenters: 
Aylin Sali (CTO) & Tomas Odehnal (Senior Systems Engineer)
Product Features

New features in the spotlight: Remediation & Configuration Vault

What's new in Runecast Analyzer in 2021 (with focus on the latest release). How new Remediation feature takes proactive issues management up a level. How to avoid configuration drift once and for all. And much more!

Presenters: 
Gareth Edwards & Wade Carlsen
Security

Do More With Less - Enterprise Multi Cloud Optimization & Security

Gareth Edwards will show you how progressive organizations that want to move to cloud services without placing all their eggs into one basket can leverage a multi & hybrid cloud environment. Here’s what you’ll learn: ✔ Five reasons why multi-cloud Infrastructure is the future of enterprise IT. ✔ Multi-Cloud Cost and Performance Optimization Strategy. ✔ Three critical multi-cloud security strategy requirements. ✔ Automated checks for multi-cloud optimization and security compliance.

Presenters: 
Gareth Edwards
Security

Learn How to Upgrade Now to VMware vSphere 7 U2

With the official vSphere 7 U2 announcement in March 2021, you might be thinking of upgrades to your vSphere environments. Join this webinar with vSphere expert Kev Johnson where he will walk you through the planning and successful execution of vSphere in your SDDCs, and see how Runecast Analyzer can facilitate the process for you.

Presenters: 
Kev Johnson
Product Features

Best practices & security analysis for Microsoft Azure

Take a deeper dive into our Microsoft Azure capabilities in the latest Runecast Analyzer 5.0 release with Kev Johnson and Stan Markov. Explore the full set of mandatory CIS compliance rules and best practices audits with an out-of-the-box solution for Microsoft Azure.

Presenters: 
Stan Markov & Kev Johnson
Product Features

All this new tech keeps popping up: How do I keep on top of it all?

As a sysadmin, there's a constant struggle to learn the new tech quickly enough so that you can put them in production when your org wants. How do you keep on top of this stuff?

Presenters: 
Kev Johnson & Gareth Edwards
Security

3 Ways for CIOs to Ensure Business Continuity

Describing 2020 we could say “the only constant is change”. But how to deal with uncertainty in 2021? Is “business continuity” just another new buzz phrase, or we can act actively to ensure that for businesses?

Presenters: 
Kev Johnson
Live Q&A

You've Never Rocked #WFH Like This Before

Be a laserbeam: Carve out focus time. Make your work space the only slave to the grind. Deal with distractions head on. Kev Johnson shares some of the tips he’s picked up over the years as a home-based worker.

Presenters: 
Kev Johnson (Technical Marketing Manager)
Live Q&A

Our 2020 in a nutshell: Catching up with Runecast's CTO

How was it to manage agile development during the covid pandemic? What was the Runecast team able to develop during the last 365 days and how? What were the obstacles or unexpected gains on that way? And what we're planning for 2021? Join us for the live Q&A and get inspired.

Presenters: 
Aylin Sali (CTO) & Kev Johnson (Systems Engineer)
Security

DE: vSphere nach BSI oder KRITIS absichern, SAP HANA Compliance

Webinar with Runecast's German partner idicos. See vSphere automated checks for BSI, KRITIS, or SAP HANA Best practices.

Presenters: 
Robert Bergner (Runecast) & Dr. Michael Melter (idicos)
Product Features

Automated Analytics for Kubernetes Best Practices & Security

Live Q&A hosted by Kev Johnson (Systems Engineer at Runecast). He’ll interview our R&D engineer Tomáš Odehnal, who works on implementing Kubernetes security & best practices checks into Runecast Analyzer. They’ll walk you through how Runecast Analyzer works with Kubernetes and also what’s on our roadmap for the coming months.

Presenters: 
Tomáš Odehnal & Kev Johnson (Systems Engineers at Runecast)
Live Q&A

Implementing the CIS Benchmarks Effectively with Runecast Analyzer

What are the CIS Benchmarks? Why and How to implement CIS principles? Where is potential overlap of the CIS Benchmarks with other security standards? Why compliance and security are not necessarily the same thing. Outstanding use cases of the CIS security standards implementation.

Presenters: 
Kev Johnson (Systems Engineer at Runecast), Adam Montville (Chief Product Architect at CIS) and Michelle Peterson (Product Owner for CIS Benchmarks at CIS)
Live Q&A

Live & Interactive Runecast Customer Interview - Meet Richard Stone from ONI

How does Runecast Analyzer work in your environment on a daily basis? What are the challenges that it can solve for you immediately? How easy is it to deploy? And anything else you ask! In open Q&A we were asking guests questions to gain insights into Runecast Analyzer daily usage in VMware &/or AWS environments. Guest company: ONI - Data Centre Services provider with 8 years of 100% uptime

Presenters: 
Customer Richard Stone (ONI); Kev Johnson & Paul Donnachie (Runecast)
Product Features

What's new in Runecast Analyzer: Enterprise Console & SAP HANA Best Practices

Kev Johnson (System engineer at Runecast) is showing the latest version of Runecast Analyzer with an Enterprise Console that gives System Admins a consolidated view of their virtual environments. The console is designed for enterprises needing to coordinate operations, role-based access control, and teamwork spread out over varied locations with limited connectivity.

Presenters: 
Kev Johnson (Runecast) & Lars Fiechtner (VMware)
Product Features

Learn how to Upgrade Now to the Latest VMware vSphere

With the official vSphere 7 announcement on March 10, you might be thinking of upgrades to your vSphere environments. Watch this webinar with vSphere expert Kev Johnson where he will walk you through the planning and successful execution of vSphere in your SDDCs, and see how Runecast Analyzer can facilitate the process for you.

Presenters: 
Kev Johnson
Security

Stay on top of security compliance in your VMware-driven data center

In this webinar, you learn from Technical Engineer and virtualization industry veteran Wade Carlsen: How to automate VMware security compliance for industry standards such as CIS Benchmarks, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, DISA STIG, GDPR or BSI IT-Grundschutz. Where they overlap with other existing industry security standards. What other security standards for data centers Runecast has on the roadmap.

Presenters: 
Wade Carlsen
Product Features

How to Secure your VMware + AWS Hybrid Cloud with Runecast Analyzer

To help teams with a simpler transition to hybrid cloud services, Runecast has wrapped the complexity of the AWS environment into its VMware-proven analysis methodology. Runecast CEO Stanimir Markov (VCDX #74) & CTO Aylin Sali are showing how to seamlessly integrate Runecast Analyzer within your familiar VMware management tools to identify when combinations of components in your data center stack are vulnerable.

Presenters: 
Aylin Sali & Stanimir Markov
Security

BSI IT-Grundschutz Automation within Runecast Analyzer 3.1.

The BSI, as the German cybersecurity authority, shapes IT security in digitization through prevention, detection, and reaction for government, business and society. The latest update of Runecast Analyzer (3.1) provides automated scans to remove manual work and ensure continuous audits against the BSI IT-Grundschutz.

Presenters: 
Stanimir Markov & Robert Bergner
Security

Stress-free PCI-DSS auditing in VMware Data Centers

What are the current IT trends in the financial sector? How does PCI-DSS compliance affect IT teams? What are the best practices to consider when approaching PCI-DSS compliance? In our PCI-DSS webinar we tackle these questions and showcase the most advanced and comprehensive PCI-DSS analysis solution available for VMware on the market, as used by some of VMware’s largest customers.

Presenters: 
vExperts Ched Smokovic & Warren Legg
Product Features

How to automatically check your VMware Hardware Compatibility

Many issues in vSphere are caused by incompatible combinations of server components, ESXi versions, I/O devices and drivers. Without automation, it is difficult to discover any potential incompatibilities. Runecast Analyzer solves this problem by automating the VMware HCL.

Presenters: 
CEO Stanimir Markov (VCDX #74) and CTO Aylin Sali
Security

Secure VMware vSphere with Runecast's vRO Plugin

Automated hardening is demonstrated for the VMware standards, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA. Using the Runecast vRO plugin, he’ll show how you can enforce host, VM and dvPortgroup security settings to reduce time exposed to vulnerabilities radically and the major effort spent understanding, detecting, and remediating non-compliances.

Presenters: 
Ivaylo Ivanov (VCIX and Lead Runecast developer)
Product Features

How to eliminate configuration issues in your VMware Horizon

Webinar about VMware Horizon issue prevention and remediation with CEO Stanimir Markov (VCDX #74) and Ivaylo Ivanov (VCIX and Lead Runecast developer).

Presenters: 
CEO Stanimir Markov (VCDX #74) and Ivaylo Ivanov (VCIX and Lead Runecast developer)
Product Features

How to find most ESXi hosts with problems

How to find most VMware hosts with problems and fix them.

Presenters: 
Michal Hrncirik
Product Features

How to Automatically Fix VMware Configuration Issues

Runecast provides plugin for VMware vRO and automates configuration issues fixes.

Presenters: 
Ivaylo Ivanov (VCIX and Lead Runecast developer) & Michal Hrncirik
Product Features

How to Avoid Purple Screen of Death

Purple screen of death, a.k.a PSOD, is a nightmare for all VMware admins. If it happens on an ESXi host, multiple services and systems would be affected. Runecast data center expert Aylin Sali, VCAP-DCD, got to experience this problem on multiple production environments and now wants to share a few tips on how to mitigate PSOD incidents.

Presenters: 
Aylin Sali (CTO & Founder of Runecast) with Michal Hrncirik