A network security engineer is an essential part of any large (and many mid-sized) business' overall technology team. A network security engineer is involved in the provisioning, deployment, configuration, and administration of many different pieces of network- and security-related hardware and software. These include firewalls, routers, switches, various network monitoring tools, and VPNs (virtual private networks). These engineers also regularly perform network-based security risk assessments, and they occasionally help design new infrastructure solutions as a company expands or replaces its system architecture.
Network Security Engineer Tasks
Monitor and log security concerns and incidents, and generate reports and track performance.
Maintain physical and code environment to protect servers, switches, and entire information technology (IT) system while balancing overall load.
Maintain firewall, virtual private network, web, and email security programs, protocols, and security.