Our Founder & CEO Hozaifa Samad is passionate about Information Technology and the proud owner of LayerZoom. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from CSUS (California State University Sacramento) and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from SJSU (San Jose State University). Mr. Samad is a CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) # 16933 in Security, and CCSA (Check Point Certified Security Administrator). Prior to founding LayerZoom, Mr. Samad has over 16 years of Network Security Engineering experience working for companies such as HP and Cisco.
Mr. Samad gained valuable experience covering all parts of the network lifecycle including research, design, architecture, operations, and deployment. Mr. Samad has consulted and worked with companies across many verticals helping to ensure a solid IT infrastructure while meeting and exceeding client expectations. Some of our clients include FIS Global, Loma Linda University Medical Center and Verizon Business.
Here is what our valuable Clients have to say:
It is my priviledge to recognize Hozaifa Samad and his work and support of Loma Linda University Medical Center. For the past year, Hozaifa has consistently applied the institution’s mission on every project and implementation that he has lead or been a part of. Their focus and motivation were always based on his effort to both a network analyst and a customer advocate. I have enjoyed working with Hozaifa on many projects during his time here at LLUMC.
Chuck Mitchell – Supervisor Network Services IS Dept
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA
We have been partnered with LayerZoom for many years. They have enhanced our data center from a single point of failure, to high availability Cisco switches. We have the peace of mind knowing that our network is managed by a trusted expert.
Sam Yun – Director of IT
AppsHosting, Irvine CA
Hozaifa installed and configured Riverbed SteelHead WAN optimization products in all our offices.
This greatly increased our bandwidth and latency between remote sites and our Headquarters.
Jason Loomis – V.P.- IT Security / Network Operations
JUSTFAB.com, El Segundo CA
LayerZoom helped us build a Data Center from the ground up. Hozaifa recommended and purchased all the hardware for the project. The data center has 10 GB Fiber connectivity connecting classroom resources spanning multiple floors throughout our school. LayerZoom also designed and configured our wireless network complete with guest access. They are a top notch company and we look forward to future projects with them.
The Lycee International de Los Angeles – IT Department, Burbank CA
Hozaifa helped us with relocating and configuring our data center. They setup our wireless and remote VPN networks. We worked long hours and weekends and with Hozaifa’s guidance and leadership we completed our project.
Chris Lincoln – IT Manager
LD Products, Long Beach CA
I’ve worked with Hozaifa and LayerZoom for the last three years and he’s always an excellent resource to solve the toughest problems we encounter and engineer solid solutions for any project he’s assigned.
Eric Bressler – Network Manager
Hozaifa has been our network engineer on multiple projects. He has installed switches, routers and firewalls for us at different sites. His expert suggestions and recommendations continue to save us time and money while securing our networks.
Eddie Saleh – Business Account Manager
TechCare LLC, Los Angeles CA
Id like to thank Hozaifa and LayerZoom for their excellent service. They exceeded our expectations on our phone system and Cisco Firewall installation. Look forward to working with them in the future.
Chuck Mustafa – Owner
Harik Construction, Covina CA
LayerZoom helped setup our Cisco VoIP Phone systems in 2 locations. The deployment went very smooth with no downtime for our offices. We would highly recommend LayerZoom’s professional IT services.
Ana Villegas – Manager, General Operations
Centro Latino for Literacy, Los Angeles CA
Hozaifa helped us cut costs by interconnecting our 3 offices with a secure VPN. Now we are able to communicate securely among our locations.
Shazly Fathallah – Owner
Nour Insurance, Los Angeles CA