Chris Porter

Chris Porter was one of the first field systems engineers hired by IronPort Systems in 2003, around the time of the launch of the ESA C-series product. He has served as systems engineer, SE manager, and now technical solutions architect at Cisco, who acquired IronPort in June 2007.


Chris has been involved in planning, deploying, and configuring Email Security Appliances (ESA) at hundreds of organizations, with a chief role in both pre-sales engagements and post-sales support. His experience has made him a trusted voice in ESA product design decisions.


Chris holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, and a CCNA certification. Chris is currently a technical solutions architect at Cisco, specializing in content security and the IronPort email and web-security products and services.