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Security Manager

Fremont, California, United States
August 22, 2018

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Kumar Udaya Ph: 510-***-**** E-Mail:


Proactive, results oriented professional, with experience in 3 successful startups. Co-founder of 2 startups. Experienced with architecting, designing and developing new products from scratch

Product Development Experience:

15 years of comprehensive experience in development of Systems Software, Embedded systems, appliances(physical and Virtual) in networking, security, data center, analytics etc.

Experience of working in startups(Rohati Systems, iPolicy Networks), mid-size companies(Quest software, Tenable) and large companies(Cisco, Dell)

Experience of analyzing customer requirements, translating the requirements to PRDs, developing the PRDs into products/solutions

Architect, design and develop v1.0 products into the market in multiple startups, as well as driving multi-billion dollar products in large companies.

One of founding employees in multiple startups – opportunity identification, bootstrapping the company, product conceptualization, product execution, customer acquisition and growing the revenues.

Technology Experience:

C/C++, Linux, Python, Docker containers

Networking, Network Security and Embedded Systems/Software Development

SaaS, Cloud based management of Firewalls, Switches and other Networking devices

Cloud Switching, Cloud Security and Cloud Computing in general

Virtualization, VMWare ESX, vSwtich, Nexus 1000v, Stargate(Virtual Security Gateway) etc.

Multilayer Switching/Routing and network services like Load Balancing, Policy-based routing, NAC etc.

Network Security including NAC and Firewall(Virtual Firewall). Layer-4 to Layer-7 security

Expertise in Cat6500/7600, Nexus 1000v, VSG(Virtual Security Gateway), TNS, vTNS etc

Products/Domains worked on:

Network Security and Services - Layer-4 to Layer-7 Security & service, Dell SonicWALL Network Security products (NGFW, DPI, SPI, Anti-virus etc.), Dell Sonicwall Wireless products (Controllers and Access Points), NAC(Network Admission Control), IDS/IPS, Virtual firewalls, Application Security, Web security, IAM(Identify and Access Management), XACML, SAML, Cloud Security, Virtual infrastructure Security, Storage Security.

Networking (Physical and Virtual) – SDN/Openflow, NFV, SDI, Service Insertion, Cisco vPath, Switching and Routing, Nexus product family, Multi-layer switching and routing(Cat 6500/7600) products, Nexus OS, Cisco IOS, Nexus switches, VMWare vSwitch and DVS, Nexus 1000v, Cisco VSG, VNMC(Virtual Network Management Center), VMWare vSwitch, Dell Force 10 product lines, Dell Power connect product lines

Data Center/Cloud Infrastructure provisioning/management/Performance Monitoring/Predictive Analytics – Data-Center/Cloud/IT infrastructure (Network Security, Networking, Storage & Virtualization) management, monitoring and automation, Data Analytics), data visualization, SaaS(NMaaS) products, infrastructure visibility, Foglight APM, Foglight NMS, Foglight Virtualization Manager, Foglight Storage Manager, End-to-End applications(traffic) and infrastructure Monitoring

Cloud/Converged/Data center Infrastructure – Physical and Virtual appliances, Data Center infrastructure Management products – provision, configure, monitor and management products(Intelligent Automation of Data Center infrastructure

Responsible for architecting and developing portfolio of Tenable Network Security products

oResponse for Nessus, Security Center, PVS and other security products

oResponsible for architecting both on premise and cloud based products

Responsible for architecting and developing embedded software for the following products

oDell SonicWALL Network Security Products, next-generation firewalls (SM 10x000/9x00, NSA series, TZ series), Dell Sonicwall Secure/Clean Wireless products (controllers and Access points), running SonicOS

oFoglight Network Management System, Foglight Storage Manager, Foglight Virtualization Manager - Infrastructure(Network, Storage and Virtualization) products, involves agent and manager software running in distributed environment

oAnalytics products

Development of Dell’s Openflow controller and supporting Openflow protocol on the Dell Force10 switches and Dell Sonicwall next-generation firewalls.

Product Architecture – Cisco VSG, VNMC, Nexus 1000v, VMWare vCenter integration, vTNS, TNS-100, TNS-500 product lines

One of the very initial employees in the company and led key product areas.

Rohati systems is a venture backed startup company with a vision to develop Layer-7 security appliance providing IAM(Authentication and Authorization) and DPI(Application analysis and deep packet inspection) to completely disrupt the security market and create a new market category.

After cisco acquisition, was responsible for product management of different virtualization products under SAVBU(Server Access and Virtualization BU) - Nexus 1000v, VSG, VNMC, vCenter integration are products managed at Cisco

Product/Feature Ownership – Catalyst 6500/7600(multiple generations), Switching & Routing, Network Security, Layer-4 to Layer-7 security and services, NAC, embedded systems

Manage and Lead several projects that involve developing embedded software/hardware for multiple features and multiple generations of multiple products.

Involve in solving complex customer problems.

Responsible for developing software for multiple generations of Cat6500/7600 product lines for the last 7 years at Cisco Systems, Inc..

Some of the features that I was responsible for are

oLayer-3 Routing features like PBR (Policy Based Routing), VRF (VPN Routing and Forwarding), SLB (Server Load Balancing), NAT (Network Address Translation) etc.

oLayer-3/Layer-4 security features like ACL (Access Control Lists), Reflexive ACL’s, Layer-2-security features like VACL, PACL etc., NAC (Network Admission Control), a Cisco Network Security Architecture in collaboration with multiple Network Industry Partners

oLayer-2 features like VACL, PACL, Port-based ACLs, SPAN etc

oEdge Features like VPLS, EoMPLS etc.

oLayer-2 Switching and Layer-3 Routing/Switching related features.

iPolicy networks is venture backed company, developing multi-service network appliance. This network appliance applies multiple network services like Firewall, IDS/IPS, Anti-virus in parallel and transparently, while traffic passes through this appliance.

Lead a team of 3 software engineers in implementing the various modules of IDS(Intrusion Detection and Prevention System)

Responsible for preparing the Software Requirement Specification (SRS) and Software Architecture for the Intrusion Detection and Prevention System

Involved in training the team members on various topics related to IDS.


M.S (Master of Science) in Computer Science from California State University, Hayward

B.E (Bachelor of Engineering) in Computer Science & Engineering from University of Madras, India

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) from Cisco Systems Inc.

Principal Architect Tenable Network Security 07/2015 – Till Date

Senior Principle Software Engineer Packettrap Networks (startup) 06/2011 – 06/2015

(PacketTrap Networks->Quest Software->Dell)

Principal Software Engineer Rohati Systems(startup) 12/2007 – 06/2011

(Rohati Systems->Cisco Systems)

Technical Leader Cisco Systems 09/2000 – 12/2007

Member of Technical Staff iPolicy Networks(startup) 06/1997 – 08/2000

(iPolicy Networks->Tech Mahindra)

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