Bob DuCharme is a Principal Professional Services Engineer with Ixia. He was hired by BreakingPoint Systems in May 2012 and Ixia soon acquired BreakingPoint. In this position, Bob has responsibilities for training and professional services for all security related activities for customers of Ixia.
Prior to working at Ixia, Bob was employed by Cisco Systems from June 1998 to July 2011. Bob held multiple positions while at Cisco, including training, security services, and working with higher education. Bob provided training for all of Cisco’s security products for thousands of customers and partners. He was a speaker at many industry conferences, including Cisco’s customer conference “Cisco Live” on 5 different occasions. While at Cisco, Bob trained hundreds of higher education professors and instructors on practical implementations of security technology. He also managed a program that donated millions of dollars of Cisco equipment to colleges and universities to enhance their students learning experiences.
Bob has worked for the United States Federal Courts at their technical support center in San Antonio TX. He retired from the United States Air Force after serving 17 years in various roles.