Last update: 09.12.2016

Senior Network Security Consultant

Graduation: Master in Telecommunication and networking
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: Arabic (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional) | French (Full Professional)




An extremely driven and highly skilled Network and Security Consultant, CCIE#52982 and other Cisco Certifications holder and hands-on and expertise in different security solutions from multiple vendors (Cisco, Juniper, Checkpoint and Fortinet, McAfee, etc) I have provided many successful deliveries for many clients, in Networking Design, Installation, and support. As a consultant I engaged with clients to ascertain requirements for network improvements and new deployments. I produced both high level and detailed designs for client sign-off, documentation that supported the hand over to support processes. 

CCIE DC Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (Data Center)
CCSP Cisco Certified Security Professional (SND, SNPA, SNRS, IPS, SNAA)
CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional (BSCI, SWITCH, TSHOOT)
CCNP-Sec Cisco Certified Network Professional Security
CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate
CCDA Cisco Certified design Associate
CQS Cisco Information Security Specialist
CQS Cisco Firewall Specialist
CQS Cisco IOS Security Specialist
CQS Cisco IPS Specialist
CQS Cisco Express Foundation for Systems Engineers
CQS Cisco Unified Computing Technology Design Specialist
CQS Cisco Data Center Architecture Design Specialist
CQS Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Design Specialist
CQS Data Center Architecture Systems Engineer Representative
CQS Unified Computing Technology Systems Engineer Representative
CQS Advanced Security Architecture System Engineer Representative
LCSAS Lifecycle Services Advanced Security
QoS Implementing Cisco Quality of Service
CNSS 4011 Recognition - National Security Agency (NSA) and CNSS
CNSS 4013 Recognition - National Security Agency (NSA) and CNSS
INFOSEC U.S. NSA Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professional
FCNSA Fortinet Certified Network Security Administrator
FCNSP Fortinet Certified Network Security Professional
NSE 1 Fortinet Associate
NSE 2 Fortinet Associate
NSE 3 Fortinet Sales Associate
NSE 4 FortiGate Network Security Professional
F5-101 F5 Application Delivery Fundamentals
F5-201 F5 TMOS Administration
JNCIA-Junos Juniper Networks Certified Associate Junos
JNCIS-SEC Juniper Networks Certified Specialist ITIL Foundation Information Technology Infrastructure Library
ASE HP accredited Systems Engineer: HP ProCurve Networking [2010]
AIS HP Accredited Integration Specialist: HP ProCurve Networking [2010]
AIS HP Accredited Integration Specialist: Network Security [2011]
AIS HP Accredited Integration Specialist: Network Infrastructure [2011]
ATP TippingPoint Security V1

Data Center
NX-OS, Nexus 9000, Nexus 7000, Nexus 6000, Nexus 4000, Nexus 2000, Nexus 1000v, VDC, vPC, vPC+, eVPC, OTV, FabricPath, FEX, DCNM, VEM, VSM
Storage, ISL and trunking, VSANs, Zoning, Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI, SAN, FCIP, NPV, NPIV
Unified Computing System, UCS, UCSM, UCS Central, Fabric Interconnect, Service profiles, UCS resources and policies
Routing VLSM, Static Routing, RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, Redistribution, Route filtering, Summarization, Cisco IOS (1700, 1800, 1900, 2800, 3700, 3800, 3900, 7200 VXR, 7600).
Switching Catalyst IOS based Switches, NX-OS, Spanning Tree, VDC, VSS, MEC, VPC, FEX, VTP, Trunking, VLANs, EtherChannel (PAgP, LACP), Cisco Catalyst (2950, 2960, 3550, 3560, 3650, 3750, 4500, 6500, 6800), Nexus 2000, Nexus 3000, Nexus 5000, Nexus 7000, Nexus 6000, HP ProCurve, Juniper EX4200, 3Com Switches.
Cisco: Cisco ASA (5520, 5510, 5580, 5580, 5525-x, 5515-x, 5585-x), ASA Clustering, Cisco CX, Cisco FWSM, Cisco PIX (506, 515), Cisco IOS Firewall, Cisco Next Generation Firewall.
Fortigate (60, 80, 90D, 100, 110, 140, 200, 300, 310, 800, 1000, 1200, 3200)
Checkpoint NGX R65, Power-1 9070, Provider-1, VSX R70, SPLAT, Nokia IP560 and IP1260
Juniper Firewalls (SRX5600, SRX3400, SRX650, SRX240, Netscreen5400, ISG1000, ISG2000 and SSG520)
Palo Alto PA500
SonicWall (TZ170, TZ210, NSA2400)
McAfee: NGFW, CyberGuard.
Sophos: UTM9
IPS: Cisco IPS (4240, 4255), Cisco ASA5510-AIP10, SSP40, Cisco IOS IPS, Cisco CX, Cisco FirePower, SourceFire, TippingPoint IPS (10, 50, 110, 210, 1400) and Radware IPS, IBM Proventia (ES1500 and GX6000), McAfee IPS, McAfee NSM
VPNs: Site to Site VPNs, SSL VPNs, Cisco ISRs, Cisco ASA, Juniper (ISG1000, ISG2000, SRX650, SA6500), Palo Alto PA500, Fortinet (60,100, 110, 200, 310), Nortel 3070.
Encryption & OTP: ActivID, SafeGuard and RSA SecurID.
LoadBalancer: F5 Big-IP (LTM, GTM, ASM), Cisco ACE, Alteon
Proxy: BlueCoat Proxy SG (510, 810, 900, 8100, 9000), Microsoft ISA Server 2004 and 2006.
URL Filtering: Websense, Cisco Ironport S160, McAfee Webwasher, Olféo, Symantec Web Gateway
Antispam: IronPort, Proofpoint, Symantec Messaging Gateway
Antivirus: ESET-NOD, F-Secure, Sophos, Kaspersky, McAfee ePO, Trend Micro.
SIEM: McAfee SIEM, Nagios, Cacti, RSA enVision, Algosec, Tripwire, FireMon, Alien Vault, RSA ASOC
Identity Management: Cisco ISE, Cisco ACS, Aruba ClearPass, TPAM Privilege Access Management
MDM/EMM: MobileIron MDM (Core, Sentry Apptunel and ActiveSync)
Network Monitoring and Management Systems
HP OpenView, HP NNMi, Infoblox, Cisco SDM, Cisco ASDM, Cisco IDM, Cisco PRISM, CCP, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, Firewall Analyser, SNMPc, Nagios, PRTG, Cacti, SIEM, Juniper NSM, Junos Space, TippingPoint SMS, Checkpoint Smart Console and Provider-1, Whatsup, SolarWinds Orion.

Project history

Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar
Senior IT Administrator Network Security
? Provide HLD and LLD documents and procedures.
? Documents and maintains internal procedural standards relating to support role as required.
? Manage and administrate Cisco ASA and Juniper SRX Firewalls and McAfee IPS.
? Manage and administrate IPSec and SSL VPNs and McAfee Antivirus
? Manage and administrate Cisco Ironport Email Security and BlueCoat content filtering.
? Manage and administrate F5 Load balancers solutions (LTM, ASM, APM)
? Manage LAN and Data Center Cisco Nexus Switches
? Manage Aruba ClearPass Network Access Control solution
? Manage MobileIron Mobile Device Management solution
? Complete status and statistical reports for network security events and compliance
? Monitor security events for security incidents and investigates causes
? Propose configuration changes to improve system security
? Manage and Maintain and on-going tuning of all security infrastructure components to insure all protected services is running with the highest availability and performance
? Deploy all related configurations and modifications on security infrastructure components according to the agreed standards, policies and procedures
? Research and Analyse network security architecture, and recommends policies and strategies for designing, planning and coordinating the infrastructure expansion and upgrades.
? Provide timely and rapid responses to the user community’s requests for assistance
? Provide assistance to other teams in resolving simple to complex security related incident
Technologies and Vendors: Cisco, IronPort, Juniper, F5, BlueCoat, TPAM, McAfee, Cisco ISE, Cisco ACS Microsoft, VMware, RSA, MobileIron, Aruba ClearPass

June 2013 – December 2015
CNS - Computer Network Systems, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Senior Network Security Engineer
Working as Senior Network Engineer with CNS, Cisco Gold Partner.
Completed main projects for Data Center Migration:
- Data Center Migration from Catalyst 4507 to Nexus 6000, Nexus 2232 and Cisco UCS
- Data Center Migration from Catalyst 4500 to Catalyst 6500 VSS and Nexus 7010 & 7018
- Data Center Migration from Catalyst 6513 to Nexus 7009, Nexus 5596UP and Nexus 2248
- Data Center Migration from Catalyst 6500 catos to Catalyst 6500 VSS Quad SUP
- ASA Cluster firewalls deployment and Cisco Ironport email security
? Provide HLD and LLD documents and procedures.
? Documents and maintains internal procedural standards relating to support role as required.
? Provide High level design and implementation of network Security.
? Manage and administrate Juniper Firewalls (ISG, NS and SRX series).
? Deploy and support Fortinet solutions (Firewall, IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, email Security, WCCP Caching)
? Deploy and support Cisco security solutions (Firewalls, VPN, IPS, Email Security)
? Deploy and support F5 Load balancers solutions (LTM, ASM, APM)
? Deploy and support Bluecoat proxy SG.
? Provide onsite and remote support for customers
? Daily Security and Routing Troubleshooting and Support Calls
? Provide after-hour and weekend on call support when required.
? Provide knowledge transfer and documents handover
Technologies and Vendors: Cisco, IronPort, Juniper, F5, BlueCoat, Symantec, Fortinet, RSA, FireMon, Alien Vault, Microsoft, VMware, HP

Local Availability

Only available in these countries: Qatar
Prefer working remotly with less travel time.


Problem Solving Skills
Strong analytic, time management and people skills. Ability to work under pressure and to multi-task.
Ability to work within a multi-location team.
Team work
I have worked both within a team and engaging with other teams. Being part of multinational companies it is very important that close links are built with teams throughout all areas of the business, to ensure the smooth and timely delivery of all required products.
Decision making
Working within procedures and practices that have clear precedents with operational guidance being readily available if needed. Completed work is subject to managerial control and review of results.
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