Arun Narayanankutty

  • Dubai U.A.E


  • 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

May 2001 - Jul 2002

System Administrator

Infotech Global(India) Ltd


  • 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





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)



Higher Diploma in Software Engineering

APTECH Computer Education


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