I'd like to introduce Sachin, a Network Security Engineer here at Sophos who has recently been involved in the XG and UTM forums. He is now dedicated to the Sophos community and will eventually be providing support via Twitter as well (find us @SophosSupport). Get to know him below and watch for him on the forums!

Tell us a little bit about your background:

"I was born and raised in India to a Nepalese father (Retired Army Major) and a Marathi mother. This makes me an interesting product of two different cultures. I graduated from Gujarat Technical University with a degree in Computer Science and my first job out of school was at a business development firm. After 3 months there I joined Sophos in the Network Security department as technical support"

What is your role at Sophos?

"I am responsible for the Cyberoam UTM, Sophos UTM 9 and Sophos XG Firewall areas of the Sophos Community. I believe in progressive learning and will continue to broaden my product knowledge base. I will also be providing Twitter support sometime in the near future"

What are your interests/hobbies outside of work?

"I love cricket obviously! My father was a cricket lover and I am named after Sachin Tendulkar, the God of cricket. I also hold a black belt in karate and have placed second in an international Kumite tournament. I enjoy movies and music; my favorite movie star is Akshay Kumar and my favorite musician is Atif Aslam. My ideal vacation destination would be Spain. I love dogs and am against animal cruelty. I hope to work with a dog welfare organization upon retirement"

Words to live by?

"I always believe life should be larger, not longer"