Rekha Krishna

Rekha Krishna

Product Manager for Cisco UCS Director

San Francisco Bay Area
Computer Software

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Rekha Krishna's Overview

  • Product Manager at Cisco
  • Technical Marketing Engineer (UCS Director) at Cisco Systems
  • Technical Marketing Engineer (Physical Security) at Cisco Systems
  • Technical Marketing Engineer (IOS Router Security) at Cisco Systems

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Rekha Krishna's Summary

Experienced Product Management professional with a strong technical and product management background and 11+ years in the networking and telecommunications industry. In-depth understanding of storage, networking, security and virtualization technologies. Adept at managing complex projects and multiple deliverables. Fully versed in networking concepts, collateral writing, technical demos and field enablement. Effectively collaborated within a global cross-functional team to market successful products and solutions.

Specialties:Technical Marketing, Collateral Writing, Demos, Pre-Sales Training, Customer briefings, Customer escalations, Product Roadmap, Competitive Analysis, Technical Briefings, Design Recommendations, Technical Trainings.

Rekha Krishna's Experience

Product Manager


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CSCO; Computer Networking industry

August 2014Present (2 months)

Product Manager for the Cisco UCS Director Product Line focusing on the Storage line of business.

Technical Marketing Engineer (UCS Director)

Cisco Systems

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CSCO; Computer Networking industry

June 2013August 2014 (1 year 3 months)

TME for Converged Cloud Infrastructure Management using the UCS Director.
1) Responsible for driving the Field Enablement, Partner Enablement and Training Enablement for the Product
2) Requirement collection for UCS integration with UCS Director
3) Requirement collection for Enterprise End user functionality for UCS Director product
4) Technical Marketing Content creation and Management for UCS Director product
5) Technical Lab sessions for customers at Cisco Live

Technical Marketing Engineer (Physical Security)

Cisco Systems

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CSCO; Computer Networking industry

August 2009June 2013 (3 years 11 months)

Technical Marketing Engineer for Physical Security Products
1) Work with sales and indirect channels to communicate technical solutions, service function/features and provide requirements to product management team.
2) Develop competitive analysis collateral identifying threats and opportunities to the product management team.
3) Create technical solutions and concepts as well as marketing new Cisco products and services.
4) Interact with Ecosystem Partners
5) Work with Customers to better understand the requirements
6) Work closely with the Product Marketing to come up with Roadmap items and help with the Go To Market strategy.
7) Worked with Biometric Vendors and RFID Systems to develop integrated solutions
8) SRND (Solution Reference Network Design) Development, FAQ, Whitepapers on Integration with Digital Media Players, Energywise, IP Phones, VoIP Intercoms.

Technical Marketing Engineer (IOS Router Security)

Cisco Systems

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CSCO; Computer Networking industry

December 2006August 2009 (2 years 9 months)

1) Proficient in configuring Cisco IOS Security features – Zone Based Firewall, IOS Content Filtering, Intrusion Prevention System, Network Address Translation and SSLVPN
2) Competitive Analysis and Testing of Cisco’s Competitor Products
3) Competitive Lab setup and Demo to the field
4) IOS Content Filtering solution Whitepapers: - Involved in writing Whitepapers for Configuring and Deploying the solution. Designed and maintained a live lab for demoing it to the Customers which included configuring a Router with content filtering using Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) and Cisco Security Manager (CSM).
5) Created a Camtasia Flash Demo of the IOS Content Filtering Solution which was posted on - NEW Cisco IOS Content Filtering Demo
6) Cisco ISR Security Lab in Cisco Live Networkers 2008 and 2009 – Setup Cisco Routers and Switches for the ISR Security Lab in a Virtualized environment.
7) Performance Testing – Using the Spirent Communications Avalanche/Reflector tool for generating realworld traffic with protocols – DNS, SMTP, HTTP, FTP.
8) Layer 3 and Layer 2 Testing – Testing on 9 different Cisco ISR Platforms. Cisco 800 series, 1800 series, 2800 series, 3800 series.
9) IOS Intrusion Prevention System(IPS) signature update for 4.x and 5.x. Testing of the signatures using the Metaspoilt.

Sofware Designer


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HPQ; Information Technology and Services industry

November 2004August 2006 (1 year 10 months)

1) Worked on HP Openview framework - Network Node Manager which is designed for all sizes of networks requiring: advanced management of switches, sophisticated root-cause analysis, and distributed management for large networks spanning multiple departments.
2) Involved in the prototype, design and development of the tool “UI Generator Tool for UNIX Commands”. Actively involved in the development of the UI using JAVA SWING. Development of a Parser in Core Java.

Software Engineer


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Telecommunications industry

September 2003October 2004 (1 year 2 months)

Worked on Element Management System for Juniper's Edge Router ERX1440

Rekha Krishna's Courses

  • BE, Computer Science

    Visvesvaraya Technological University

    • Computer Science

Rekha Krishna's Languages

  • Kannada

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Hindi

    (Professional working proficiency)

Rekha Krishna's Skills & Expertise

  1. Technical Marketing
  2. Technical Management
  3. Physical Security
  4. Network Management Software
  5. Cisco IOS
  6. Firewalls
  7. Content Filtering
  8. Physical Access Control
  9. Content Development
  10. White Papers
  11. Product Demonstration
  12. TCP/IP
  13. Surveillance
  14. IP Cameras
  15. HP Openview
  16. Cisco
  17. Routers
  18. IPS
  19. NAT
  20. IP Networking
  21. Virtualization
  22. Network Design
  23. SNMP
  24. Cisco UCS
  25. VMware ESX
  26. IP
  27. Video
  28. Cisco Technologies
  29. VMware
  30. vSphere
  31. Network Security
  32. Security
  33. Product Management
  34. Cisco Call Manager
  35. Unified Communications
  36. Unix
  37. Networking
  38. VPN
  39. Cloud Computing
  40. Pre-sales
  41. Cisco Routers
  42. Integration
  43. Juniper
  44. Cisco UCS Director
  45. Enterprise Software
  46. Go-to-market Strategy

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Rekha Krishna's Education

Visvesvaraya Technological University

BE, Computer Science


Carmel Convent

High School

St. Pauls

Primary Education

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