Please read below. There are two options I feel we have here:OVERVIEW:
Most of you have been following the other thread with regards to the fiber upgrade. This is completed and even though I goofed up the first time, we are more than good now running live on it!
However, it never ends. I knew I would need a new firewall with this new line but it does cost $426.38 + shipping to get it. Below is the progression of firewalls for the increased amount of traffic that we will now get with the new line. I have nothing to hide here and CANNOT afford this right now. I have the time line to show the progression and improvement we've had for the last 7 years here thanks to you all!
April 2009 - Site launched with a Netgear FVS336G with a 27M/3M Comcast line
June 2014 - Upgraded to Netgear SRX5308 with a 100M/20M Comcast line.
December 2014 - 6 months later Comcast failed miserably with outages and I was forced to switch to ATT on the fiber 50M/5M line. Best thing that could have happened. We have had ZERO outages due to the ISP failing with ATT!
April 2015 - upgraded to a USED ZyXEL USG50 enterprise grade UTM (Unified threat management) firewall due to increased DOS attacks, spam and other problems with Netgear support
September 2016 (now) - Upgraded to STRAIGHT 1GB/1GB PON fiberShort and simple OPTION 1:
What it boils down to is this: The USED ZyXEL USG50 ENTERPRISE model firewall that I paid $150 for out of pocket has really helped over the old Netgear small business firewalls that were running it before as far as the DOS and attacking this site is CONSTANTLY under has really improved and helped things!
I KNEW this firewall wouldn't be enough as it tops out at 225Mb/s. To be fair I NEVER could have imagined that I was actually going to get a straight fiber 1GB/1GB connection!
I have attached the vendor pricing quote from Synnex showing the pricing (Cheaper than everywhere else). There will be about $25 in freight as well so it'll end up being $451.38. Donations will be needed to fund this.Short and simple OPTION 2:
We can keep the firewall we have now and have approximately 195MB MAX with the firewall we have now (Screenshot attached of that speed with the current firewall) of the 800M-1G we have available with the new line which is STILL more than enough and 39 times faster than the old line.
For this ZERO donations would be needed.IN FINAL:
Can we please vote below on your option as a whole as to rather or not we even want to upgrade this to take FULL advantage of the new line?