Marvin Huffaker: Sophos Expert and Consultant 2017-08-18T01:05:40+00:00

You can Trust Marvin Huffaker to SECURE your Critical Systems.

Marvin Huffaker is one of Arizona’s most experienced Sophos UTM consultants and helps secure all types of businesses:  Law Firms, Real Estate, Insurance Agencies, Manufacturing Companies, Banks and Credit Unions, and More!

Company Philosophies

Marvin believes in building personal relationships with customers, and the goal is to provide fantastic customer support on all projects large and small.
Marvin performs all work himself; nothing is outsourced. So you can be confident in the work completed. He will not take on any work that he is not fully qualified to perform.
You don’t have time to sit around waiting for things to happen. Marvin knows that maintenance windows don’t happen during normal business hours. This often means working late nights and weekends to minimize customer impact. Whatever it takes.
Technical people are notorious for passing the buck. While some consultants might walk away when something doesn’t go as planned, Marvin sticks with it until the job is done. Marvin takes full ownership and responsibility for technical problems, projects, or other tasks and takes care of it.
Marvin tries to occasionally step outside of the office and get some fresh air, food, water and other basic life essentials. But you can count on him to come back and finish the job.
  • Marvin Huffaker is a Certified Sophos Architect and Unified Threat Management (UTM) Expert with 12 years experience with Sophos Security products and 20 years of relevant industry experience in networking and security.

Marvin specializes in Sophos Security Solutions including Sophos UTM SG and XG Firewalls, Secure Corporate Wi-Fi, Endpoint Protection, Server Protection, Secure Email Gateway, Secure Web Gateway, Intercept X, and more.

A Personal Touch

Marvin works personally with each and every customer. He has experience working with both large corporations and small office environments. His customer base is mostly private sector companies in the financial, legal, insurance, and manufacturing industries, and are located throughout the United States. Marvin has many loyal customers, some of which have been customers for over 14 years.

Personal Committment

I take great pride in ensuring the quality and performance of all projects and services provided. It’s my personal commitment that your project will be completed with only the highest level of skill and professionalism. If you’d like to spend a little time discussing your specific projects, strategies, or needs, pick up the phone and give me a call, or just fill out the form on the Hire Marvin page. — Marvin

Not a Typical IT Support Company

Over the years, Marvin has been called upon to resolve catastrophic system failures, accidental deletions, data corruption, major CryptoLocker infections, and other network disasters. He has used that experience to help shape customer environments into highly-optimized, reliable systems that provide a proactive buffer between their mission critical business and devastating downtime. He does this with best of class industry hardware and software solutions.

It's Going to Be Okay

Are you feeling anxiety about replacing dated equipment? Frustrated with growing storage and new hardware costs? Have you been lucky enough to avoid a catastrophic failure? Marvin can help. He will listen to your needs and then provide practical solutions to make your network secure and perform the way it should. He will help you develop a disaster recovery plan before anything happens, saving you money and downtime.

Marvin Huffaker
Marvin HuffakerSophos Security Expert and Guy that Gets things Done

Meet Marvin Huffaker

Marvin Huffaker is a Certified Sophos Architect and expert with the Sophos UTM (Unified Threat Management) appliance. He has been working with the product line since 2005 when it was called the Astaro Security Gateway (ASG).  Marvin is also a Novell CNE, Master CNE, and respected GroupWise consultant with over 20 years of relevant industry experience with advanced level networking practices. His expertise and focus over his career have been with Novell Solutions including NetWare, GroupWise, Open Enterprise Server and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Marvin is proficient with VMWare virtualization, and he has helped architecture virtual solutions for numerous customers. He generally gets along well with others but prefers to work independently.

  • Sophos Certified Architect and expert with Sophos Unified Threat Management (UTM).
  • A respected and leading Novell GroupWise industry expert.
  • Novell CNE and Master CNE for nearly 20 years.

  • Expert at Novell GroupWise and Open Enterprise Server.
  • Experienced VMware vSphere (ESXi) professional.
  • Knows how to take ownership of an issue and deals with it so you don’t have to.

My Personal Life


I moved to Arizona in 2001 with my wife Amy and two small kids, and started my consulting practice shortly thereafter. We built our first house in Gilbert, Arizona and later moved into a new home in Queen Creek. I am currently located in Phoenix and operate my business from there. Prior to moving to Arizona, we lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My wife passed away in early 2015 after an extensive ordeal with Ovarian Cancer. My son Austin works in Real Estate, and my daughter Jasmine is attending college on a full tuition scholarship.
I enjoy taking the family on road trips, both on and off-highway. We find ourselves quite often heading off in no particular direction or destination, just to see what we can find. Our most recent trip was driving up the Oregon coast in the fall of 2014 in our RV.
I like to find off-road trails, and I have a 4×4 truck as well as a Polaris RZR 1000 Side-by-Side UTV. We’ll take it out and make a weekend of off-road action. Arizona has some great trails. Some of them are crazy insane and not for the faint of heart. One of my favorite treks is a back road trail from Lake Pleasant to Crown King, AZ.

I have a 2002 BMW 330Ci convertible that is my baby. I love driving fast and with the top down. It’s mostly a cooler temperature car because it gets too hot in the summer here. I also have a 1985 BMW 535i Project car that I am fixing up, and it will look really cool when finished. Additionally, one of my old License plates is autographed by the Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, and is hanging in the Cabo Wabo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.