Brent Addis

Network security engineer in Wellington, New Zealand

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I am an accomplished and Pre and Post sales Engineer backed by 20 years experience in the IT industry Ranging from customer support to designing and deploying a wide range of equipment into a wide range of complex corporate environments.

Specialising in 3g/4g access methods, Multicast network design, remote access, network security, communication protocols, messaging, directory services, network design and virtualisation.

Proven experience with architecting and implementing in-depth security solutions across a variety of hardware including Palo Alto firewalls, Extreme Networks switching, Tripleplay IPTV solutions and Icomera 3g/4g customer access gateways.

Demonstrated technical expertise and problem solving skills and the ability to communicate on all levels to ensure deadlines and client’s goals are achieved.

• Excellent understanding of TCP/IP

• Excellent understanding of WAN technologies

• Excellent understanding of Routing and LAN technologies

• good understanding of Microsoft platforms including Active Directory, Sharepoint and Exchange

• Excellent understanding of Virtualisation technologies

• Excellent understanding of Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, Cyberoam (now Sohpos)

• Good understanding of Storage technologies including iSCSI and Fibre channel

• Excellent understanding of Anti Virus and Filtering solutions across multiple platforms

• Strong understanding of 802.1x and Certificate services

• Excellent understanding of Firewall technologies and deployment practices

• Good understanding of web services technologies

• Good understanding of 3g/4g access methologies

Specialties: Switching & Routing (Extreme Networks and Cisco), Firewalls (Palo Alto and Fortinet)

Firewalls (Palo Alto, Fortinet, Sophos, Cyberoam)

Microsoft Technologies

SIEM - Trustwave

Other:

Inducted member of the Palo Alto networks advanced network defence and training program

I am currently certified as a PCNSE with Palo Alto Networks.