Portola Engineering Advantage

There is a reason why the largest companies and partners reach out to Portola Systems for help. Many companies, IT consultants, and partners are great at what they do but need Portola Systems. Whether you need to work with one of our several PAN certified Engineers, our entire team of Cisco Engineers, or much more, we can help.

Our Staff Engineers / Help Desk & Network Operations Center (NOC) Technicians have over 10 years of combined experience.

Our Mid-Tier Engineers have over 15 years of combined experience.

Our Senior Engineers / Technical Account Managers have over 20 years of experience each, including our newest member of the Portola Systems team, who has a CCIE in routing & switching and security, as well as being a Cisco Design expert and Palo Alto Network security engineer.

Our Executive Staff / Executive Account Managers / Project Managers have over 35 years of combined experience.

Our Director of Sales and Business Development has over 10 years of experience.

Our Inside Sales Representatives / Business Development Staff have over 7 years of combined experience.

Our Senior Project Manager has over 10 years of experience with an MBA and PMI / PMP certifications.

Our Analyst has 3 years of experience and a degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Staff Qualifications (not all included) –

Portola Systems recognizes the need to assign appropriately skilled, professional personnel to ensure the highest quality service.

Each year, our Staff is awarded up to 40 hours of paid, continual professional education, testing, and certification through accredited learning channels. Our staff qualifications include, but are not limited to, certification and technical experience with the following technologies:

Microsoft Certifications – MCSE, MCSA, MCITP

Microsoft Silver Certified Partner & Microsoft Cloud Partner – MCP

Microsoft Desktops Operating Systems – Win XP, Win 7, Win 8.1

Microsoft Server Operating Systems – Server 2003, 2008, 2012

Microsoft Terminal Server / Remote Desktop Sessions – Server 2003, 2008, 2012

Microsoft Active Directory – 2003, 2008, 2012

Microsoft Exchange – 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013

Microsoft SQL – 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012

Microsoft Office – 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013

Microsoft Office 365 (Sharepoint, Exchange, Lync)

Microsoft Hyper-v

VMware Certifications – VCP, VSP, VCSP

VMware Certified Partner

VMware vCenter Server

VMware vSphere 3.0, 4.0, 5.1

VMware View VDI

Check Point Certified Security Administrator & Security Expert – CCSA & CCSE

Citrix Certifications – CCSP, CCA, CCEA

Citrix Certified Partner

Citrix XenDesktop

Citrix XenApp

Citrix XenServer

Cisco Certifications – CCNA, CCNP- Voice and Wireless, CSE, CCDA

Cisco Certified Partner

Cisco Voice

Cisco Security – CCIE

Cisco Routing – CCIE

Cisco Switching – CCIE

Cisco Wireless

Ubiquiti Wireless Certifications – UWS

Ubiquiti Certified Partner

Ubiquiti wireless access points and point-to-point bridging

HPE Certifications – Storage Specialist

HPE Certified Partner

HPE Storage (SAN) – P2000, P4000

HPE Servers – Proliant, Blade

Barracuda – Premier Partner

Other notable certifications, authorizations and experience:

Rackspace Cloud – Hosted Exchange, Hosted Applications, Cloud Servers, Cloud DR

Amazon Cloud – Cloud Storage, Cloud DR, Hosted Applications, Cloud Servers

Microsoft Project – Project Management

Microsoft Azure
Teamwork.com – Project Management

Unitrends Data Protection – Disaster Recovery

Barracuda Networks – Disaster Recovery, Web/Email Filter, Email Archive, Firewall

Juniper Networks – Firewall Security, Routing, Switching

HP Switching

Linux Red Hat Operating Systems

Ruckus Wireless

Dell / EMC – Servers and Storage

Palo Alto Networks (PAN) – Certified Security Engineers

Google Apps






Certified Ethical Hacker

Symantec Backup Exec and End Point Protection

Kaspersky Labs

McAfee Security



Bluecoat/ Symantec



Trend Micro Security

Kaseya Network Management

Solar Winds Network Management

Check Point Security – Managed Security, Security Assessments, Layered Software Security

Air Magnet Wireless – Wireless Survey, Architecture and Assessments

AS400 Systems

QuickBooks Accounting

Axis IP Video Surveillance

Comcast Private Switched Ethernet, Dedicated Private Line, Voice Services

Some of the benefits of the Portola Engineering program:

Flexible agreements to accommodate your project timelines and budgets

Wide range of competencies to help you navigate today's complex technologies

Experienced professionals to help you plan, procure, and execute

Long History of Delivering Quality

Our engineers have been certified by all major software, hardware, and application vendors. Each engineer invests a minimum of 80 hours per year in intensive continuing professional education (CPE).

Armed with continually updated skills, this team applies its expertise to new system installations, maintenance, and special projects. Now, businesses of all sizes can reap the benefits of our firm’s collective knowledge and practical hands-on experience.

Some of our competencies include Network Architecture, Virtualization, Communications, Mobile Technologies, Security and Compliance with support for:



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Go confidently with The Portola Advantage

We’re behind you all the way!