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Firebox System Area
WatchGuard ships the Firebox III with a fixed, baseline set of
functionality stored on the read-only system area of the Firebox flash disk
memory. It is possible to start the Firebox using this read-only system
area when the primary user area is misconfigured or corrupted. This
functionality allows you to:
• Troubleshoot problems where all access to the Firebox is lost
• Reset Firebox passphrases when you do not know or have forgotten
Fireboxes shipped before LiveSecurity System 4.1 shipped with the
original, standard functionality called the read-only system area.
Fireboxes shipped with LiveSecurity System 4.1 or later contain both the older functions and a new set of features
Read-only system area
The Firebox III has a read-only system area that the unit can be booted
into using the serial cable shipped with the Firebox. When a Firebox is
running from the read-only system area, the Sys B light and the Armed
light are both illuminated.
With the Firebox running the read-only system area, use one of two
methods to initialize the Firebox and prepare it for configuration:
• Factory default switch on back
• Out-of-band, using a modem
• Direct, using a serial cable
However, do not attempt to use the read-only system area configuration
file as a base or template for your working configuration. It will not work.
You must create a new configuration
In this technical webinar, AlgoSec will present several examples of common misconfigurations; including a basic device change, business application connectivity changes, and data center migrations. Learn best practices to protect your business from attack.
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