Network security engineers have many security responsibilities, including analyzing, troubleshooting and investigating security-based anomalies within the system. Other responsibilities include evaluating configurations and security settings of the system and assisting in the development of security operations processes and procedures.
Network security engineers deal with LAN, server and WAN architecture within an organization. Their main roles are implementation, integration and maintenance of this architecture. Consequently, the engineers are tasked with the responsibility of implementation and administering various network security software and hardware. Network security engineers also make sure that the network security policy adheres to requirements and recommendations of external network security audits.