Life in the IT World

It’s 7:45 PM as I start to write this and I’m still in the office. I just finished upgrading our old trusty firewall, a Watchguard Firebox III 700, to a much faster (and sexier!) Firebox X750e. It’s thinner (by one-half rack unit) and much faster than it’s predecessor. So far, I’d say that the Fireware platform which the new box runs on is a huge step ahead from the previous WFS stuff that the older generation of Fireboxen ran on. I’ve been monitoring it’s traffic for the past 1h 25m 29s now and all seems to be well. Next on the agenda is probably going to me moving our SMTP gateway virus scanning to this puppy and off the old Symantec product atop Win2k Server which has become a huge thorn in my side lately.

All I know is this – I have to make sure everything here is ROCK SOLID before we leave for Russia. T-minus 9 days and counting…