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When the Thunder Rolls…

Last week we encountered some rough weather in the South. Though our datacenter was protected by battery backups (UPS systems), we did not expect surge through the Ethernet lines…

Lesson learned.

Our Firewall was toast…kaput…dead…due to two resistors on WAN 1. The whole device would not even power on. Thanks to NETGEAR support, we have been able to swap this FGX538 with a newer device….4 WAN ports.

We are now protected by this device on each WAN port: APC Ethernet 10/100/1000 Surge Suppressor