Matthew Hutchinson



Sr. Load Balancing (ADC) Consultant

Education: F5 BIG-IP Troubleshooting

F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator


F5 Certified Technology Specialist LTM


F5 Certified Technology Specialist DNS




Core Competency: F5 APM: 11.x, 12.x, 13.x

BIG-IP LTM 4.x 9.x 10.x 11.x 12.x 13.x

BIG-IP DNS (GTM) 11.x 12.x 13.x

iRules: v.11, 12, 13 TCL

A10: Thunder 4.x

Citrix Netscaler: 8.0 9.0 10

Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, XML, SNMP, HTTP, FTP, 802.1q, RTSP, MMS, SIP, Radius, SPDY, SSH, SFTP, TACACS, Syslog, SMTP, POP, DNS

Operating Systems: Solaris, Windows, Linux, IOS

Automation: AppviewX

Routing Protocols: RIP v1 v2, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, HSRP, EIGRP, VRRP

Platform Experience: Sr. Consultant for projects related to F5, Citrix Netscaler, Zeus, Alteon, Cisco, Checkpoint, Juniper, Palo Alto
Years in F5 Networks: 2002-Present Principal consultant leading teams of engineers
Area of specialty: IP Network Engineering                               SSL Encryption

Application Delivery                                     Application Performance Tuning

DevOps Network Service Automation         iRules Programming

Web Application Firewall                             CDN & Streaming media

 Additional expertise:
  • Migrated running configurations of F5 to F5, Citrix to F5, Cisco to F5
  • Complex upgrades using custom derived methods
  • APM: Deployment for SSL VPN and various authentication/authorization for SSO
  • WAF: Installation and traffic mapping with template building for the following web application firewalls, F5 ASM
  • Creation of ADC architectures with traffic flows for audit compliance (PCI)
  • Created WAF access policies for geo-location and IP reputation
  • Define security policies to facilitate blocking mode, policy violation review
  • Define traffic flows; frames, packets, sessions, applications
  • Install\implement latest attack signatures, templates, application mappings
  • Create custom iRules using TCL for the purposes of:
    • Multi-Domain authentication
    • Persistence using universal inspection engine
    • Server redirection based upon SNI or host header parsing
  • Complete documentation of client infrastructure, including Visio diagrams

Abbreviated Client List:

Projects completed for clients: Equifax, Sungard, IBM, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, AAA, Alcoa, Axis, Diginity Health, Gemalto,, CCCD, CSU, GreenDOT, Guggenheim, HauteLook, ICW, IHS, LendLease, MecuryZ, Newport, NTTData, GCA, QuickPlay, ResMed, Scale Matrix, SCAN, School First Credit Union, ServiceLink, Service Master, State of PA, SunTrust, Swift, Towers Watson, UCG, UCR Alura and many more…

Project Sample:

Client: Large eCommerce Website

SR. F5 Consultant

Led team to complete migrations of Cisco ACE to F5 BIG-IP (LTM) Viprion platform. This includes an assessment and revisions to existing application architecture, traffic flows and network segmentation. Project completed with full documentation and staff training.

Client: Credit Reporting Agency

Sr. WAF Engineer

  • Creating base policy to cover 80% of applications.
  • Tune base policy for custom application protections.
  • Help to protect more than 1000 interfacing applications.

Client: Large Bank

F5 Consulting

Assist with vulnerability assessment and remediation of known security issues from 3rd party Qualys scans.  Research vulnerabilities via F5 website or the CVE database.  Provide recommendations for configuration change per vendor documentation and once approved, implement the required changes.

Client: Large Insurance Company

F5 Consulting

  • Assessed existing LTM/GTM infrastructure
  • Identify gaps in hardware and software version
  • Provided recommendations for hardware, software, and architecture
  • Project included hardware refresh, build out of new datacenter, OS upgrade, and adding of F5 ASM for online portal.

Client: Hospital Group

F5 Viprion Consulting

  • Replace outdated F5 hardware with F5 Viprion 2400 with 2250 blades
  • Recreated environment using our in-house F5 lab
  • Modified configuration files using custom technique and prepared configuration for migration
  • Completed upgrade Viprion with zero downtime and resolved all outstanding issues

Client: Large College School District

F5 Consulting

  • Led the migration from Cisco CSS device to F5 BIP-IPs
  • Complete Assessment of Cisco Load Balancing environment
  • Rewrite Cisco CSS configuration to F5 Configuration
  • Rewrite all Cisco CSS Content Rule to F5 iRules, Data Groups, or Classes

Client: State Agency

F5 Consulting

  • Completed migration of Active Site and DR Site from Cisco ACE to F5 BIP-IP
  • Rewrite Cisco ACE configuration to F5 Configuration