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Abel Aberra is the Senior Director of Carrier Consulting Engineering at Fortinet. In this role, he leads an in-house consulting team dedicated to assisting carriers and service providers in engineering and deploying a wide range of security solutions including NFV-based offers. Abel and his team have played a key role in supporting Fortinet’s activities to promote its rich virtualized security capabilities and broad interoperability. Under his leadership, the Fortinet CSE team has been involved in multiple testing evaluations designed to validate interoperability with various orchestration solutions.
Most recently, Abel and team supported Fortinet’s demonstration of service-chaining in the successful NIA/EANTC live interoperability demo at the 2017 Light Reading Big Communications Event. Over a 19 year career in data networking, Abel has had the opportunity to work directly with a broad range of Tier-1 Carriers and MSSPs. Prior to Fortinet, Abel held various technical roles at Checkpoint, IBM ISS, and AT&T.