Today we brought that second GF800 into play. Wow. I did not expect what we saw -- apparently that saturated CPU on the first box was essentially keeping a lid on a torrent of demand. Within minutes of cutting the three high schools over to the new firewall the combined traffic was up over 120 Mbps. An absolute record for demand, a third more than the original single firewall ever managed, and downright frightening given that we're only four days into the new school year. Usually it takes about a month for Internet traffic to ramp up to the level it runs throughout the year.
Um, I think I may need some bigger boxes.