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Quality Beyond Certification

I’ve been certified at some of the highest standards for the quality of my performance at
work. I spare no quarter when it comes to delivering high quality services in the required
time. Listed below are some of my certifications:

 Extreme Networks Certified Instructor

 Extreme Networks Certified Expert
 Extreme Certified Expert – Networking
 Extreme Certified Expert – Access Control
 Extreme Certified Specialist – Routing
 Extreme Certified Specialist – Switching
 Extreme Certified Specialist - NAC
 Certified Cisco Systems Instructor
 Checkpoint Certified Security Instructor
 Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator
 Checkpoint Certified Security Expert
 Certified EC-Council Instructor
 IPV6 Certified Instructor – Gold
 Juniper Networks Certified Instructor
 Cisco Certified Network Expert Written – CCIE (R&S), Security
 Cisco Certified Network Associate – CCNA
 Cisco Certified Security Professional – CCSP
 Information Systems Security Professional – ISSP
 Certified Wireless Network Associate – CWNA
 Certified Wireless Security Professional – CWSP
 Information Technology Infrastructure Library – ITILV3F
 Comptia Security +
 Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate – JNCIA – FW/VPN
 Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist – JNCIS – FW/VPN
 Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate – JNCIA – IDP
 Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate – JNCIA – SSL
 Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate – JNCIA –DX
 Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate – JNCIA –EX
 Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate – JNCIA –WX
 Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate – JNCIA –ER
 McAFee EPO , HIPS, SafeBoot , VSE

Experience in Expertise

With more than 14+ years of experience in the IT industry I can comfortably say that I
know the field and how to go about my business. Be it designing, Implementation or
troubleshooting of Network Technologies, I am totally comfortable in doing it all, even
under immense pressure. Given below is a list of other services I am experienced in:
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 Analysis, installation, implementation and troubleshooting of WAN/LAN Projects

 Corporate experience in various roles of networking.
 Networking as an Engineer handling WAN, Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, Watchguard,
etc., devices.
 Technical Audit, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessment.

Professional Prowess

My wide range of professional skills and the experience coupled with my determination
alone have resulted in the level of expertise that I possess today.

Senior Security Consultant

 Maintenance of Cisco PIX Firewalls, ASA Firepower, Paloalto,Juniper SRX and
SSG,Checkpoint, Fortinet and VPN Concentrators
 Maintenance and Monitoring of International links on IP
 Providing Support to more than 75 branches in EMEA
 Coordinating with Verizon Business for WAN Connectivity issues.

Network Administrator
 Providing LAN / WAN Support for the Corporate Network Management of
Infrastructure using Cisco Works 2005
 Implementing routing protocols RIP, IGRP, Enhance IGRP, OSPF
 Troubleshooting IOS Routers and PIX Firewalls.
 Hands on experience with VPN Concentrator 3000 series.
 Configuring ACS and Restricting Administrative access.
 Deployment of Packet Filtering Using Different Types of Access Control Lists
and Object Grouping.
 Content Filtering using WebSense, N2H2, ActiveX Filtering, and Java Applets
 Configuring Cisco router Interfaces, Access-Lists, TCP/IP addresses and SNM
 Configuring Access-List, Access-group, Access-Class, Line VTY for Security
 Configuring WAN Technologies like Frame Relay, PPP and ISDN
 Control router installations, passwords, identification, backups and upgrades
 Configuring VLAN in the CISCO 19XX & 29XX-Series Switch
 Hardware and OS upgrading of Cisco devices.

At Heart’s Core

Over and above all my skills and abilities, there are some core skills that I have
completely mastered and perfected. These are the skills that are demanded of me on a
regular basis:

Installation and Configuration of

 Routers – Cisco 1700,2500,2600,3600,ASR,CSR,Juniper M/T Series
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 RAS – 3COM Total Control

 Switches – Cisco 3550,2900,1900,Alteon, Extreme, Foundry, Blackbox.
 DataCenter – Cisco Nexus 2k, 5k, 7k and 9K
 Cloud – Cisco ACI (9k), AWS
 Firewall – Netscreen, Cisco PIX, Foundry, Fortigate, Watchguard,Checkpoint,
 Load Balancers – Intel and Cisco.
 VPN Concentrator – Cisco VPN box, Juniper SSL Box.
 Wireless – Symbol & Cisco WLC, WMS
 Cache Engine – Netcache
 Identity – Cisco ISE, Extreme NAC, Juniper UAC
 Cisco Prime, Junos Space
 Amazon AWS, Cisco Cloud, ACI

Routing Protocols
 OSPF – Designed, Implemented and Migrated several NOC to the core backbone
using OSPF as the IGP.
 Commissioning & Installation of E1,PRI Links in Backbone

LAN Switching – LAN Switching techniques, VLANs, Ethernet Trunking, VLAN

Tagging, VTP and STP.

Technical experience in Network Security Products such as VPN, IDS/IDP solutions

and Firewalls

Security Audit and Vulnerability Assessment experience including network attack and
penetration testing, host security diagnostics.

Familiarity with risk analysis and mitigation methodology, security policy and procedure
development, incident response program, patch management and vulnerability
management processes, security training and awareness.

Ability to address confidentiality, integrity and vulnerability of the network and systems
and provides the foundation for many risk mitigating activities.

Implementation of network and system security solutions.

Technical Techniques
Be it hardware or Operating Systems, my technical abilities in all these areas are up to
global standards and I always aim to give my customers the best in technical support.
Listed below are my technical skills:

Hardware Platforms
Routers: Cisco 1700,2500.2600,3600,ASR,CSR, Juniper M/T Series.
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Switches: Catalyst 3550,2900,1900,Alteon,Extreme (black diamond, Alpine,

Summit),Foundry and Blackbox.
Cisco Nexus 2K,5k,7k and 9K (Both NXos and ACI mode)
Netscreen FW 5000 Series, ISG, 500 – A/A.A/P, PIX FW, VPN Concentrator, SSL VPN,
Juniper IDP, Cisco IDS, Cisco ASA, Checkpoint,Sourcefire,
Cisco NEXUS 2K,5K,7K and UCS
Operating Systems
Windows NT 4.0/2000 Server & Workstation, Cisco IOS, Cat OS, Finnesse(PIX), Junos ,
Screen OS, Linux (Basic)

Training: - Security
Some of the Few Key Customers for whom Security Classes (NSM, IDP, Netscreen FW,

Learn by Teaching:

I have also conducted many seminars in an around the city as part of my ongoing effort to
spread awareness about technology and its practical uses in our day to day life. I am also
writing a book on the same. These have been very nourishing experiences as not only
have I imparted knowledge through these workshops and seminars, but have learned a
great deal too.

1. Workshop on Digital Evidence for “ISACA” Bangalore Chapter

2. Workshop on Firewall Technologies for Dhiragu ISP Maldives
3. Workshop on Wireless Security “ISACA” Chennai Chapter
4. Guest Lecturer for MSC Cybercrime and Information Security and PG Diploma in
Information Security (University of Madras)

Clientele (Most Recent)

Here’s a list of our most recent clients

Mu-Sigma – Extreme Routing and Switching
Mu-Sigma – Extreme Wireless
Signtel - CLDACI
Mu-Sigma – Extreme Netsight
Rukus – Wirless Technologies
Sirius – ACI
WilliamsLeaTag - Cloud
Cisco Systems TAC – Nexus
Cisco Systems TAC – UCS
Cisco Systems TAC – ASA Firewall
Cisco Systems TAC – Routing
Cisco Systems TAC – Switching
Cisco Systems TAC – Collab
Ruckus – Wireless
Vodafone Bangalore – Juniper SRX
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Vodafone Pune – Cisco Switching

Vodafone Pune – SRX
Sungard – Nexus
Intel Bangalore - Extreme
Ramco InfoTech – Netscreen and IDP (Chennai)
Marstech Solutions India P Ltd
Trishla (Juniper Firewall)
ISACA – India (Workshop)
University of Madras – Cybercrime (MSC & PG Diploma)
Indian Bank (Head Office) – Firewall and IPS Evaluation
Hyderabad International Airport – Tech Lead (Security, Wireless)
Bangalore International Airport – Tech Lead (Wireless)
Cybernet Slash Support – Chennai (Juniper SSL)
BSE (Checkpoint)
Element K India Pvt Ltd (MPLS)