Arun Narayanankutty

  • Dubai U.A.E

Summary

  • Skilled in IT infrastructure management and technology resource administration with proven record in designing, implementing and maintaining networks
  • Proficient in managing Networks, Operating Systems, Security Event Management & Logging solutions with experience in configuring and troubleshooting various hardware and software related issues
  • Demonstrated excellence in ensuring overall integrity of the network, server deployment, security and connectivity of the network infra-structure; level 3 support for all network related problems; network address assignment, assignment of routing & switching protocols, implementing security policies for infrastructure and configuration of authentication and authorization services, etc.
  • Technical expertise in network technologies & equipment’s including Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Proxies, VPN
  • Experience in planning, designing and implementing state of art network solutions with cutting edge technologies
  • Excellent written, communication, interpersonal & problem solving skills with ability to work in multi-cultural environment

Career Contour 

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

Senior Network Engineer

MMI Group companies.
  • Engaged in implementation and support of the Wide Area & Local Area network of the entire organization including subsidiaries in the group.

  • Managing analysis & monitoring of network activities and logging of Network events using Manage Engine OP Manager, Net flow analyzer and Forti-Analyzer.

  • Responsible for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.6 with Unity 8.6 voice mail implementation and day to day administration and management.

  • Involved in ensuring Network security by the use and monitoring of Firewall/IPS/Web Access Gateways and Antivirus solutions.

  • Supporting availability & performance of the network, while updating Network devices OS & Patches.

  • Configuration and management of Datacenter & Branch office network comprising of Cisco 4500, 6500,3750x,3650,2950 series Catalyst Switches, Cisco Wireless 5500,2504 wireless controllers, Cisco ASA 5525x, 5520, 5505, Cisco Routers 3900, 2900 & 800 series & Fortigate 600C,800C, 310B, 40cseries firewalls, Cisco Meraki Access points and Bluecoat proxy SG 600 WSG.

  • Adminstration and Management of Cisco Meraki Cloud networking environment.

Mar 2006 - Mar 2009

Network Support Engineer

Maritime and Mercantile International LLC
Jan 2004 - Dec 2004

System Administrator

HiSYS, Dubai
Jul 2002 - Sep 2003

Network Engineer

Microland
May 2001 - Jul 2002

System Administrator

Infotech Global(India) Ltd

SKILLS

  • Mapping the requirements, providing the best solutions to customers involving evaluation & definition of scope of project and finalisation of program / project requirements
  • Troubleshooting problems pertaining to performance tuning, network administration, application conflicts & system bugs
  • Providing technical support to every department as well as conducting weekly meetings with management & users to discuss the status for workflow in the system
  • Maintaining platform computing infrastructure comprises switches, routers, desktops and servers
  • Handling the daily operations to ensure that the network and the infrastructure are up & running and as a whole provides a high degree of reliability and availably
  • Aligning with all domains like server, network, voice and extracting the data as per client requirements by regular follow up with customers
  • Installing, configuring and maintaining networks, network equipment and devices
  • Working on routing & switching protocols like EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, VLANs, VTP, Link Aggregation, HSRP, Port Security, Trunking, etc.
  • Familiar with Security implements which includes Encryption, IPSec VPN, DMVPN, Certificates, Certification Authority, etc.
  • Implementing group policies; installing & monitoring Security Tools

Certifications

Certifications

 

 

CCNP (Cisco Certified NetworkProfessional-Routing & Switching)

Cisco Certified Network Professional - Security

FCNSA (Fortinet Certified Network Security Administrator)

ITIL (V3 Foundation)

Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE, MCITP)

Education

Education
2001

Higher Diploma in Software Engineering

APTECH Computer Education
1999

B.A

Calicut University Calicut University

Projects Handled

  • Design & implementation of:
    • Entire network infrastructure comprising main datacentre and branch networks for MMI and ELR
    • Headoffice & Branch connectivity using MPLS IP-VPN using Cisco Routers and failover using Fortigate
    • Site to Site VPN with Microsoft Azure Cloud using Fortigate Firewall .
    • Cisco Meraki Cloud wireless networking solution for 50+ retail outlets with CMX feature to help Marketing team to identify the trends and carry out new promotions and plan business strategies based on that.
    • Site to site VPN solutions for more than 120 sites using Fortigate products for ELR
    • Site to Site VPN solution for MMI & ELR (subsidiary company) head offices and branch offices using Cisco ASA 5525 and AnyConnect remote access solution for PC’s, iPAD & Android users
    • Full Endpoint security solution including Antivirus and Host Intrusion prevention System (HIPS) for MMI, ELR and Sirocco using McAfee E-Policy Orchestrator 5.x
    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager 8.6 and Unity connection for MMI/ ELR
    • Airwatch Enterprise Mobility Management solution including Integration with Windows Active Directory Services for securing & managing Mobile & Tablet users
  • SSL VPN remote access solutions design and implementation using Fortigate products for Emirates Leisure Retail.
  • Installation and configuration of:
    • Fortigate 310B, 600C Firewall with Active/Active Cluster with multiple internet lines, load sharing and policy based routing for MMI with Forti-Analyzer for logging
    • Solarwinds NPM and Manage Engine for network monitoring
    • Cisco Wireless Controllers and LW Access points
  • Internet acceleration and web security implementation using BlueCoat Proxy SG appliance for MMI/ELR office
  • Ironport E-Mail Security Appliance configuration and deployment for MMI for e-mail security and spam control

Personal Details

Date of Birth:                          6th May 1978

Marital Status:                       Married

No. of Dependents:             2

Visa:                                           Status Employment Visa

Nationality:                             Indian

Driver’s License:                    Valid UAE Driving License

Passport Status:                    Valid till March 2020