About the Author
Tom received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Dayton. Prior to joining Sun in 1996, Tom served in the U.S. Air Force, first as a Communications, Computer Systems, Programming and Analysis Officer working on multi-platform software development, and later as a member of a civilian group which managed over 1800 Sun servers and desktops. Here, he had the pleasure of working on various projects including a favorite at the time, Firewalls and Network Security Design.
During his 7.5 years at Sun, Tom has worked as a System Support Engineer and Regional System Support Engineer for Enterprise Services, a Corporate Technical Escalation Engineer in the High End Server Group (HSG) within ESG, and is currently a staff engineer with the Strategic Solutions Group.