russell stanfield

russell stanfield

Firewall Engineer at Allstate Northern Ireland

Belfast, United Kingdom
Computer Software

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russell stanfield's Overview

  • Coleraine Academical Institution

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russell stanfield's Summary

Training courses:

Sophos Endpoint Administrative Workshop
Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x Infrastructure and Deployment
Sidewinder Firewall 7 Basic & Advanced v7.1.1
Checkpoint Security Administration (NGX R65)
MIMESweeper for SMTP 5.2
Securing Networks with Cisco PIX and ASA
Configuring and Managing Active Directory Certificate Services
Exploring Active Directory Certificate Services
Cisco CCNA
Novell CNA
Microsoft TCP/IP
Microsoft IIS
ITIL Foundation

russell stanfield's Experience

Firewall Engineer

Allstate Northern Ireland

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

March 2014Present (7 months)

Lead Security Engineer

Fujitsu Service Ltd

Computer Software industry

September 2007February 2014 (6 years 6 months)

I am currently team lead for a security team within Fujitsu Services. The team supports different elements of the security infrastructure for a number of customer accounts. Prior to and during implementation of these solutions, I work closely with Solution Architects to review, contribute to and recommend changes to security infrastructure designs. Often I am involved in projects to implement new solutions from a Security perspective and that can involve installation/configuration of security products. After implementation my team is responsible for the BAU support of the new infrastructure.
Some of the technologies I have been working with during the last 5 1/2 years are listed below.
These technologies run on varied platforms - Windows server, UNIX or hardened Linux appliances.
My main focus within the technologies listed below is on Firewall, Proxy and Anti Virus technologies.

Implementation and support of:
Checkpoint NGX Firewalls running on Crossbeam appliances
IPSec Site to Site VPN on Checkpoint NGX Firewalls
Client VPN solution on Checkpoint NGX Firewall
Sophos WS1000 Web proxy appliances (content filtering and AV scanning)
Sophos ES4000 Email appliances (SPAM and AV scanning relay)
Microsoft ISA server 2006 and Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 running proxy/reverse proxy services
Cisco ACS Radius server
MIMESweeper Email gateway appliances

Support of
Sidewinder Firewall
Clearswift MIMESweeper for SMTP 5.3/5.4
CA Etrust enterprise AV solutions
Symantec Endpoint 11 Solutions
Sophos Enterprise Console/Endpoint protection
RSA Authentication manager/ ACE server
Messagelabs cloud email/web scanning services
Microsoft NPS (Radius)
Active Directory Certificate Services and PKI
McAfee Email and Web Security appliances

Network Security Engineer


Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Telecommunications industry

October 2004September 2007 (3 years) Dublin

As a member of eircom’s Network Security team I was responsible for the integrity of the Corporate Network and systems environment. Environments included Corporate LAN/WAN with 5000 users, two Data Centres which house eircom’s own systems and an external customer hosting facility.

Key tasks
Support of approximately 40 - 50 firewalls split between Checkpoint NG on Nokia and Cisco PIX on eircom’s Corporate Network and managed hosting networks.
Design, implementation and support of IPSec site to site VPN’s.
Support of eircom Remote Access architecture, Remote Access methods include PSTN/ISDN, Cisco and Checkpoint client VPN, bespoke home ATM solution, RSA ACE server and SecurID users.
Administration of the following: Ironport, Brightmail, MailSweeper, Sophos Antivirus platforms Bluecoat proxy server
Administration and support of Cisco Secure ACS 4.0 for Radius and TACACS authentication
Ongoing development of eircom’s security infrastructure.
Liaising internal/external customers and other technical groups within eircom to design and implement solutions.
Fault/Incident ownership, resolution and planned after hours upgrades/changes.
General all round networking knowledge and troubleshooting skills in an Enterprise environment.

russell stanfield's Skills & Expertise

  1. Cloud Computing
  2. Linux
  3. Enterprise Architecture
  4. Solution Architecture
  5. Virtualization
  6. Windows Server
  7. Active Directory
  8. TCP/IP
  9. Disaster Recovery
  10. Security
  11. Solaris

russell stanfield's Education

Coleraine Academical Institution

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