Sophos Community Member Spotlight: lferrara

I would like to introduce Luciano (lferrara), although with his prodigious output he may not need an introduction. Luciano is currently working as a Security Architect and has spent 13 years in the IT industry, starting out as a Technician at AMD.  Luciano is currently the top contributor in the Community with almost 12000 points and over 3100 posts! He is an outstanding XG resource and is very generous in sharing his technical knowledge with anyone who has a question. Get to know him below, and if you have a technical question, he can probably answer it.

Tell us a bit about your background:

I have been working in the IT industry since 2004 as Technician First and then as a System Admin. I spent 18 months working in the UK where I attended college for a year in order to improve my English.

The experiences that changed my life are:

  • Working as a Technical Support Engineer at AMD (CPU).
  • Working as a System and Network Admin in a hospital.

I learned a lot in these two experiences. Working in a hospital for 4 years was an extremely challenging and rewarding experience. If something was not working, I had to rely only on my own strengths and capabilities to fix it.

I study every single day in order to improve and expand my knowledge. Some of my certs are below and you can find me on LinkedIn here.

  • MCSA
  • Exchange 2003
  • CCNA
  • Comptia Security+
  • Comptia CASP
  • Sophos UTM and XG

What are your interests/hobbies outside of work?

During the weekend, I like to walk by the sea, go to the gym, cook, listen to old house music and relax. I am a simple person that loves the sun, the sea and laughter. Life is nice and must be enjoyed every dayMy friends call me “Terminator”, “The Rock”, “Arnold”, “Caterpillar”, “Bulldozer”, because I never stop. If there is a problem, there should be a reason, it must be found and fixed. 

Bob | Sophos Community Manager

  • I was introduced to Luk during Copernicus Beta. At the time we were waiting on the next generation firewall from Sophos. His on the spot feedback and knowledge impressed me immediately.

    I knew he would make an invaluable asset to Sophos as a mod and I am glad that he was able to find some time from his very busy schedule. His Teminator avatar describes him perfectly because the guy never sleeps.

    Congratulations my friend, you have single handily turned XG community into a place to consult for all XG troubleshooting.

  • Luk has helped me quite a few times. He is a great guy and very knowledgeable when it comes to firewall products from Sophos.

    I love the comparison with the terminator because he seems to never sleep.

    Thank you for all your helpful posts!

  •  Thanks for this cool post.

    Luciano (lferrara) is very helpful person on Sophos community who has very depth knowledge about Sophos Security products. Nice to know about him here on this post which is done by

    Wish him a happy life with more good lucks.

    Thanks in Advance


  •   good post, thank you.

    Luciano    is one of the best helpful guy on Sophos Community without doubt. Good luck for him always.

    Thanks in Advance

  • I have always found LUK to have a helpful attitude. He has outstanding knowledge of XG and is willing to share it with others.

    Keep up the good work.