We have set up all the equipment necessary to have a gigabit network. All servers + workstations are running gigabit cards, just bought a 16 port switch that can handle gigabit as well. My concern is now that our firewall is not up to scratch. Our firewall is a Juniper Netscreen 5GT which is only 10/100 mbit. If all of our computers are set up to be inside the "trusted zone" - can I still realize the gigabit potential without upgrading our firewall. My thinking is that all computers will talk to eachother through the switch and shouldn't run into any trouble with the firewall - however I have read that a single 10/100 device brings down the whole network to a slower speed even if two computers talking are gigabit.
If not, does anyone recommend the next highest model in the Juniper line that can handle a gigabit output (all I would need is one port as our switch can handle the rest).
Here is a handy diagram of our future setup. Green are all gigabit devices.