The Tech Sandbox

The Tech Sandbox 2016

2017 Coming Soon


Explore. Play. Learn. Stop by our Tech Sandbox, located in the middle of the exhibit floor, and get your hands dirty with the latest product demos and new technology trends.

The Tech Sandbox features demos from the best in tech! Last year included: 

  • Cisco
  • Time Warner Cable Business Class
  • Juniper, Plantronics
  • Innovative Solutions
  • Schneider Electric

Cisco - Security

Cisco AMP for Endpoints

Demonstrate how Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints provides security detection, response, and remediation capabilities.

Cisco Cyber Threat Defense

Demonstrate the Cisco Cyber Threat Defense (CTD) solution utilizing the StealthWatch Management Console to identify threats to your network.

Cisco FirePOWER Management Center

Demonstrate how Cisco FirePOWER Management Center can provide a window into your network to provide effective threat prevention.

Open DNS

OpenDNS' threat protection capabilities complement and enhance Cisco's current cloud security offerings across the Cisco franchise and we will unite the cloud-delivered solutions into a set of differentiated offers.

OpenDNS' Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform is fast and easy to deploy, accelerating time to value for customers as part of their defense architecture or incident response strategies.

Cisco - Meraki

100% Cloud Managed Networking

The Cisco Meraki portfolio of networking devices are centrally managed from the cloud. This feature-rich, easy-to-use cloud architecture enables customers to solve new business problems and reduce operating costs.

  • Manage entire network from a single dashboard
  • Control users, applications, and devices
  • No controller hardware or management software to install and maintain
  • Secure (PCI and HIPAA-compliant) cloud infrastructure
  • Scales from small sites to million-user deployments

Cisco - Digital Network Architecture

An open, extensible, software-driven architecture. In developing Cisco DNA, we have committed to five fundamental new design principles for the networking software stack:

Virtualize everything to give organizations freedom of choice to run any service anywhere, independent of the underlying platform – physical or virtual, on premise or in the cloud.

Designed for automation to make networks and services on those networks easy to deploy, manage and maintain – fundamentally changing the approach to network management.

Pervasive analytics to provide insights on the operation of the network, IT infrastructure and the business – information that only the network can provide.                                                                                                                                                  

Service management delivered from the cloud to unify policy and orchestration across the network – enabling the agility of cloud with the security and control of on premises solutions.

Time Warner Cable Business Class - DaaS/IaaS Cloud

NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable Company, is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Stop by the Tech Sandbox to see highlights of NaviSite’s Cloud enabled technologies! This demo will feature Desktop-as-a-Service, demonstrating how IT Administrators can easily deploy virtual desktops hosted in the Cloud. Also, see how the Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud platform can be leveraged to easily create and manage your own virtual data center, with customized disaster recover configurations at your fingertips. You will be able to create your own servers and preview the various options available for monitoring, management, backups, networking and more. 

Juniper - Junos Space and Security Director

In today’s complex environment, if management solutions are slow, unintuitive, or restricted in their level of granularity and control, network security management can become overly time-consuming and prone to error.

Junos Space Security Director provides security policy management through an intuitive, centralized, web-based interface that offers enforcement across emerging and traditional risk vectors. As an application on the Junos Space platform, Security Director provides extensive security scale, granular policy control, and policy breadth across the network. It helps administrators quickly manage all phases of security policy life cycle for stateful firewall, security intelligence (leveraging threat feeds from Spotlight Secure cloud for protection against Web application attacks, command and control related threats, botnets, and local data feeds), unified threat management (UTM), intrusion prevention system (IPS), AppFW, VPN, and Network Address Translation (NAT).

Plantronics - Software as a Service

If you could save your company time and resources by building near-real-time analytics into your business processes, would you? Of course. And now you can. Plantronics is doing something entirely new for enterprise headsets. With Plantronics Manager Pro with Asset Analysis, you can now gain valuable insights from data provided in software.

Plantronics Manager Pro with Asset Analysis lets you easily get answers to questions like, “Are the headsets I’ve deployed being used? “ or, “Do any user configurations differ from my standard or do not meet corporate compliance standards?” or even, “Was the firmware update I just deployed successful?” 

Or, think of this example: You’re being asked by purchasing to provide a forecast for headsets needed as the company implements new softphones. Until now, IT had no easy way to see what users have today and whether they will work with the new softphone being deployed. Now, they can! In essence, Plantronics Manager Pro with Asset Analysis gives IT staffs the information they need to better understand the effect and impact of individual phone calls. This information helps you ensure your company is able to provide the highest quality collaboration and customer experiences. 

Until now, IT has had little or no visibility of headset assets, such as how many and what kind of headsets are in the company and are they actually being used. There has also been no easy way to manage audio devices to keep them up to date, reduce complexity, and ensure compatibility with all phone types. IT can now get all of this insight through Plantronics Manager Pro.

IT teams can now also measure discrete pieces of the collaboration experience, thus assuring successful deployment of UC. For example, they can now ensure the correct software and firmware variants are in place. And, they can also get information about whether the headsets are optimized for the prime voice quality that is critical to effective collaboration and a great customer experience.

There are also your employees to consider when making your headset choices. Manager Pro with Asset Analysis ensures alignment with local audio regulatory ordinances to protect your employees’ health. Your employees are crucial to your company’s reputation. You want to retain the best talent and show you value them. Manager Pro with Asset Analysis lets you ensure your headsets are set correctly and consistently for your employee’s audio health, and proves to them you’re offering the best care for their hearing.l

Innovative Solutions - Microsoft

For the first time ever, the NY Tech Summit will be showcasing the latest in IT management tools from Microsoft, the leading provider of best-in-class platforms and productivity services for a mobile-first, cloud-first world.  Innovative Solutions, a top Microsoft business partner, will share with you how to reduce overhead, streamline IT asset management, and bring value to your organization by leveraging the following bleeding-edge platforms:

Microsoft Intune - Provides mobile device management, mobile applications management, and PC management capabilities from the cloud.  Using Intune, organizations can provide their employees with secure access to their corporate applications, data, and resources from virtually anywhere on any device while helping keep corporate information secure.

Azure Active Directory - Microsoft’s cloud based directory and identity management service. Azure AD provides an affordable, easy to use solution to give employees and business partners single sign-on (SSO) access to thousands of cloud SaaS Applications like Office365,, DropBox, and Concur.

Office 365 - Delivers the most comprehensive set of productivity, collaboration, analytics, security, and compliance capabilities. In addition, it brings email, instant messaging and more in a subscription based model. See how the different plans can be mixed and matched to lower costs and provide the right level of service for each user in your organization.

  • Exchange Online
  • Licensing
  • Exchange Online Protection (EOP)
  • Rights Management Services (RMS)


Schneider Electric - APC Infrastructure - Redefining Data Center Development

The concept of Edge Network and Compute involves placing networking and computing closer between the cloud and the local device to reduce latency. Edge Computing Architectures come in 3 forms; a gateway or embedded device, Micro Data Center (typically 1-10 racks), or Regional Data Center. Micro Data Center architecture is growing in popularity. APC defines a micro data center is a self contained, secure computing environment that includes all the storage, processing and networking required to run the customer’s applications. It ships in single enclosure and include all necessary power, cooling, security, and associated management tools (DCIM). APC by Schneider Electric's SmartBunker enclosure allows for rapid and reliable deployment of Micro Data Centers to virtually any environment from existing traditional data center spaces to factory floors to office spaces and even outdoors. We invite you to stop by the APC Sandbox display for hands on with a live APC SmartBunker.

Not only does the Tech Sandbox feature a playground of devices but comfortable lounge chairs and a charging station for you to sit back, relax, and recharge before you take on the rest of the exhibit floor!

CABLExpress - Mini CAT6

Have you heard about reduced diameter CAT6 patch cables? With a nearly 50% reduction in diameter, Mini CAT6 cables make cable management simple and your life easier. Visit the CABLExpress display in the Tech Sandbox at this year’s NY Tech Summit and get a hands-on experience with the product, see the differences between the mini CAT6 and standard CAT6, and get any questions you may have answered.

Autotask - Autotask Workplace

Autotask Workplace is the industry’s leading file sync and share (FSS) solution, empowering business teams to be more productive, efficient and collaborative through secure access to any type of business content, using any device.   During the event, we will demonstrate how businesses can securely share and collaborate on projects and files both internally and externally with public links.  We will also review the flexible administration and access points to the service, with a focus on mobility.

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This is a great time to network. It’s a great time to come out and see what the new products are… I find this very informative.

- James
Manager, IT Services