Network Security Consultant and EducatorKeywords:
consultant, director, manager, engineer, educator, instructor, trainer, network, internet, security, LAN, WAN, VPN, SMTP, DNS, DHCP, IPAM, Telebit, VPNet, Avaya, IronPort, Cisco, Infoblox, RedShift, ProofpointBody:
San Francisco and Cupertino, California
+1 408 829 8888
Ted Brown has a passion for teaching information security technology as he educates
customers, partners, and employees. He can quickly grasp highly technical concepts
and clearly communicate them in classrooms and via the Internet. His experience
includes designing lecture/lab training courses for IT and support engineers; developing
courseware, laboratory exercises, and certification exams; and delivering train-the-trainer programs.
Ted is ideally suited for early stage startup companies that need hands-on leadership,
because he is always ready to roll up his sleeves and do whatever it takes to succeed.
His responsibilities involve extensive international travel, so he understands the diverse
cultures and standards that are important for global enterprises.
2015 ndash; present: Senior Technical Instructor
Proofpoint, Inc. mdash; Sunnyvale, California
Proofpoint is an innovative security-as-a-service vendor that delivers information security
solutions to help organizations protect their data from threats and targeted attacks, and
enable them to effectively meet the complex and evolving regulatory compliance and data
governance mandates that have been spawned from highly publicized data breaches.
Ted applies his extensive career experience in software engineering, technical support,
and systems engineering to educate global customers and partners about how to understand,
implement, and manage Proofpoint solutions for email and information protection.
2014 ndash; 2015: Consultant
RedShift Networks mdash; San Ramon, California
Startup company that designs, develops, and manufactures the industry's first
comprehensive application-aware Threat Management solution for Unified
Communications Collaboration (VoIP and video conferencing) networks.
RedShift Networks utilized Ted's expertise with international education, as he traveled
worldwide to deliver technical training courses for customers and channel partners.
2006 ndash; 2013: Consultant
Infoblox Inc. mdash; Santa Clara, California
As the market leader in Automated Network Control, Infoblox designs, develops, and
manufactures hardware and software products which provide utility-grade core network
services such as DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management.
Successful IPO in 2012.
Ted designed and delivered technical training courses for Infoblox customers and
channel partners throughout the world.
2007 ndash; 2008: Consultant
Cisco IronPort Systems mdash; San Bruno, California
Ted designed and delivered technical training courses for Cisco IronPort customers and
channel partners worldwide.
2004 ndash; 2006: Consultant
IronPort Systems, Inc. mdash; San Bruno, California
Startup company that designed, developed, and manufactured email security
appliances (SMTP gateways for anti-spam, anti-virus, and content filtering) and web
security appliances (anti-malware proxy servers).
Acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007.
Ted was involved in a variety of projects at IronPort, including worldwide systems
engineering, international technical support outsourcing, and design and delivery of
technical training courses for IronPort customers and channel partners.
2001 ndash; 2003: Distinguished Member of Technical Staff
Avaya Inc. mdash; Milpitas, California
Acquired VPNet Technologies in 2001 to integrate VPN and firewall products with
existing line of data switches and routers, and to develop security for IP telephones.
Ted was instrumental in the transition to Avaya, serving as technical liaison between the
VPN/firewall engineering team and major customers requiring specialized feature
development. He assumed ownership of the most challenging customer situations,
applying his problem solving skills to achieve customer satisfaction and win sales.
1997 ndash; 2000: Director of Systems Engineering
VPNet Technologies, Inc. mdash; San Jose, California
Startup company that designed, developed, and manufactured virtual private network
products ndash; security gateways, remote VPN clients, network management software.
Acquired by Avaya in 2001.
Recognizing Ted's valuable startup experience, VPNet hired him to define the service
and training programs, and to assist with the first product launch. His responsibilities
included developing and managing the pre-sales and post-sales technical support
organizations, providing technical training to VARs and OEMs, and advising executive
management about customer product requirements and technical issues.
1992 ndash; 1996: Director of Systems Engineering
Telebit Corporation mdash; Sunnyvale, California
Startup company that designed, developed, and manufactured network access products.
Telebit invented the world's first dialup multi-protocol router and the first
Successful IPO in 1990. Acquired by Cisco Systems in 1996.
Ted created and grew Telebit's pre-sales technical support team, located worldwide in
field sales offices and at corporate headquarters. He was responsible for the technical
training and certification programs, customer systems evaluation and installation, application
documentation, beta testing, and complex problem analysis and resolution. Ted was a
key contributor to product design and specification because of his customer perspective.
Bachelor of Computer Science
Indiana University mdash; Bloomington, Indiana
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