What does a Network Security Engineer do?

Network security engineers are responsible for deploying, configuring, and administering many network and security-related hardware and software pieces. This could include a firewall, router, switch, and various network monitoring tools. They are the company's first line of defense against unauthorized access from outside sources or potential security threats. In addition to knowing how to mitigate potential threats, they strategize how to stay vigilant and prepare before security threats begin.

Network security engineers stress test networks and try to spot potential vulnerabilities. This requires them to work with larger information security teams to evaluate, troubleshoot, and test technologies they identify, diagnose, and resolve information security issues. They ensure proper protocols and processes are in place by creating and maintaining comprehensive documentation related to the company’s server and security infrastructure. Network security engineers also maintain strong relationships with integrators and vendors to maintain upgrades and installations. Network security engineers need a bachelor's degree in a field including computer science, software engineering, systems engineering or related fields.

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EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Network Security Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹6,50,016 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹3L
Median: ₹7L
₹13L
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Network Security Engineer Career Path

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Network Security Engineer Insights

Read what Network Security Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
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CIS
20 Jun 2019

“I liked the people over there and i would love to work there in the future.”

InKnowTechInKnowTech
Senior Network Security Engineer
19 Aug 2021

“No salary increment time but if you have a good performer then definitely it will increment.”

NetSentries Technologies
DevSecOps Lead
18 Sep 2021

“Very knowledgeable and supportive team helps you improve and advance in your career.”

CSS CorporationCSS Corporation
Senior Network Security Engineer
1 Aug 2019

“Good Salary and nothing else”

Silverlink TechnologiesSilverlink Technologies
Network Security Engineer
6 Jul 2021

“run business and good pay.”

MUFGMUFG
Network Security Engineer
12 Jun 2020

“Good work and life balance.”

IBMIBM
Senior Network Security Engineer
15 Sep 2020

“No cons but in my project there is no work life balance”

Las Vegas SandsLas Vegas Sands
Network Security Engineer
19 Aug 2020

“Good team to work with”

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