Network security and local network data teams will replace the Security Firewall with new hardware and software.
A 20-minute full network outage, including phones, is expected while the hardware is swapped. The 8500 emergency number should not be impacted by the outage.
The outage is scheduled to be completed by 2:30am. The remainder of the time will be used for testing and disabling old devices.
Conference Bridge will be open to report any issues.
A firewall is a network security device that grants or rejects network access to traffic flows between an untrusted zone (Internet) and a trusted zone (our internal network). This change is to keep us current on hardware and software used to protect our network from external threats.