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SANS Institute Makes its Largest Training Event of the Year, SANS 2012, Available via Live Simulcast


Event Simulcast Provides Students Cost-Effective, Convenient Interactive Access to SANS' Top Training Classes via Real Time Streaming

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute today announced its largest training event of the year, SANS 2012, will be offered via live simulcast.  Event Simulcast provides a new delivery mechanism that allows students with limited training budgets or travel bans interactive access to SANS' top training classes. SANS 2012 will be held in Orlando, March 23 – 30.

"SANS Event Simulcast offers a new and convenient way for students to get the best security training available, directly from their laptop," said Steve Peterson, Director of Live Virtual Training. "Unlike traditional canned Internet training, the SANS Event Simulcast allows students to experience our largest live training events as they are happening.  This new, innovative delivery option provides students interactive access to the best training possible, regardless of their budget limitations or location."

Event Simulcast classes are live and interactive, allowing participants to ask questions and share experiences with their instructor and classmates. Classes are recorded and placed in an online archive, enabling access if students are called away from the live event or wish to view the material again at a later date. Students registered for simulcast event classes will receive the same books, discs, and MP3 audio files that in-person participants receive, and will see and hear the same information as it is presented at the live event without travel. 

Event Simulcast will be offered at all the top live training events this year including: Security West 2012, SANSFIRE 2012, Network Security 2012, and Cyber Defense Initiative 2012.  For more information on SANS' Event Simulcast including upcoming courses along with dates and times please visit: or email

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization.  SANS is the most trusted, and by far the largest, source for information security training and security certification in the world.  In addition to world-class training, SANS offers certification via the ANSI accredited GIAC security certification program. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; and it operates the Internet's early warning system - the Internet Storm Center.  At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community. (


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