Checkpoint Engineers are professionals involved with internal and external business units of an organization to assess network security issues, recommend design selections, and work with network engineers to implement new firewall deployments from a network and security policy standpoint.

The Checkpoint Engineers helps to access pre-defined reports which help in the analysis of bandwidth usage along with the network security and activity. As we know, the digital platform has increased in many areas. These days, businesses are looking to make sure their networks are secured by professionals like CheckPoint Engineers in association with IT and Telecom engineers. Engineers perform the diagnostic tests for network security to safeguard from malware. Here, the engineers guard your network against attacks by eliminating bugs that are present and protect the network from future cyber-threats.

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Checkpoint Engineer Job Description:

Essential job responsibilities performed by CheckPoint Engineer are as follow:

  • To maintain LAN, WAN and server architecture
  • To install network security devices
  • To evaluate firewall policy and administration and the logging of this analysis
  • To test systems for vulnerabilities in hardware and software
  • To maintain VPNs, firewalls, email security, and web protocols
  • To create and maintain virus detection systems
  • To maintain web proxies and enterprise email
  • To create access controls to the datacenter settings
  • To produce design documentation for ad hoc access requests
  • Assist in troubleshooting connectivity through firewall log analysis and network traces

Education and Certification:

To be successful in this field, you will need to have a primary degree in computer science, IT, network technologies or a related field. A certification will add value to you as a candidate. One of the most important certifications for a CP Engineer to have is the CCSE (Check Point Certified Security Expert). A CCNE certified engineer implements Check Point’s Security Gateway, Management Server, along with SmartReporter software.

Skills:

As a CheckPoint Engineer, you will need to have key skills in Security and Information Event Management (SIEM), Check Point and Cisco ASA, data loss prevention, and access management. In addition to the skills above, an understanding of network concepts and protocols such as RIP, BGP, OSPF, MPLS, STP, VRRP, WCCP, load balancing, WAN Acceleration, VPN tunnels, and MPLS will be of great help.

Checkpoint Engineer Salary:

As per Payscale, on average, a CheckPoint Engineer earns around $108000 per year. Working as a freelance CheckPoint Engineer can be just as rewarding. Global freelance marketplaces, like FieldEngineer, provide the best platform for a freelancer to connect with potential employers.

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