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DRS adds Checkpoint Master Technician to its skills set

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Specialist security solutions provider DRS has announced that a key technical resource has qualified as a Checkpoint Security Master, one of only two in South Africa and five in the EMEA region.
Robert Brown, CEO of DRS, says the Check Point Certified Security Master (CCSM) is Check Point’s most advanced technical certification for troubleshooting security problems. “The programme content contains in-depth and hands-on commands aimed at resolving some of the most complex challenges that are faced by Check Point security engineers today.”
In today’s complex threat landscape, which sees adversaries getting more cunning and sophisticated each month, he says skills possessed by a Check Point Master can lower the amount of service requests escalated to the vendor, as the engineer will be able to perform in-depth debugs among other things.
“This results in a quicker identification of issues and a speedier resolution. The ability to skip wait times to reach the correct support engineer when the need arises is a definite plus, and helps mitigate any threats before they cause serious damage.”
Brown adds that the certification isn’t an easy one to achieve. “To possess the skills, technicians need to have a clear understanding of the Check Point technologies and architecture.
“Previous hands-on experience in troubleshooting misconfigurations and other technical gremlins is an absolute necessity. Advanced troubleshooting or getting under the hood is the ethos of this qualification.
“We are very proud to add this certification to the already vast array of skills DRS offers,” Brown concludes. “Only those who do not rest, are willing to sacrifice sleep and venture down the rabbit hole until the problem has been resolved, have what it takes to become a Check Point Master.”