CAT5 surge/lightning strike protection recommendations?

Speaking on Deep Background, the Press Secretary whispered:

re: ""what did your electricians say ..."

Back to lurking in a moment, but I should note that fire and safety code issues
are so shrouded in matters of locality and jurisdiction, at times, and bound up
in industry and governmental standards that are so esotric in nature, that the
typical electrical worker, and I dare say even most licensed electricians and IT
consultants, are totally unaware of the specifics, or they are given to gross
misconceptions and half-truths. This is so, not so much due to the complex nature
of the matter at hand, but due to a lack of regular exposure to it. Nufsed.

And I shall note that:


  Meets local Code

  Works reliably

are often antiparallel terms.....