Engineers apply and maintain security policies at the points of access to clients’ networks, such as the Internet, VPN, and connections of their business partners. They predict possible network security breaches and execute and document techniques for detecting violations of security policies. Engineers devise inventive solutions to foil the attempts of cybercriminals intent on stealing vital information.
Security Operation Engineers automate the evaluations of firewall records, besides formulating and documenting proper actions and communication channels on suspicion of breaches of network security. They also aid in devising, implementing, installing, managing, monitoring, and performing upgrading of various firewalls, such as Checkpoint, Juniper SRX, and Cisco ASA or PIX. Security engineers also resolve complex network issues.
They work alongside vendors regarding network access and security requirements, are the main points of contact to coordinate and carry out network security, and help in security measures concerning the growth and execution of secure applications and systems of clients. Engineers extend support for VPN systems via firewall policies and access controls and through the monitoring of client firewall records.
It is also their responsibility to evaluate existing and proposed network designs and to make suggestions as per client requirements. Engineers also carry out regular audits of new and current implementations so that they are complying with the security standards of clients in areas, such as networks, computing resources, and applications, among others.