The transparent/bridge mode of Panda GateDefender Integra is so called because its presence and functionality is transparent to all network devices, functioning as a proxy in which connections are scanned transparently, with no need for configuration by the client.
When configured in this mode, Panda GateDefender Integra only uses two network interfaces, those corresponding to the external ports "0" (eth0) and "1" (eth1). These ports can be connected both to the local network (LAN), the Internet (WAN) and between two internal networks, scanning inbound/outbound traffic.
When running in transparent/bridge mode, Panda GateDefender Integra offers the following protection:
You can configure Panda GateDefender Integra either manually or using the setup wizard.
If you want to configure transparent mode using the setup wizard, click here.
Instructions for configuring Panda GateDefender Integra manually
Go to the Web administration console.
Select System settings from the main menu.
Select Mode of functioning.
Enable Transparent mode.
In the section at the bottom of the screen, you will see the section where the eth0 and eth1 interfaces can be configured.
With transparent mode enabled, the network interfaces are in Autonegotiation mode and it is not necessary to make changes, although certain parameters can be modified.
Click on the Settings link corresponding to the interface for which you want to modify any parameters.
The parameters that can be configured are the following:
Mode (type of connection):
Half duplex: Mode for transmitting data between two points in just one direction at a time (either of the two). This means that data cannot be sent and received at the same time, which is possible with Full Duplex.
Full duplex: Communication between nodes that negotiate data transfer, in which nodes can transmit and receive data at the same time. Full-duplex communication usually requires data flow control to ensure that neither of the devices sends data faster than the other can receive it.
VLAN and virtual MAC parameters, if they are being used by other devices (normally devices in high availability mode that are used in complex networks using virtual MAC addresses).
Virtual MAC addresses are only available in transparent mode.
Note: If the device is working in Router mode, the options available in the menu will be the predefined network zones (LAN, WAN and DMZ), as well as those defined by the user. If working in transparent mode, the only options will be Interior and Exterior and they will not be editable.
Click on OK to apply/save the changes.
Once you have followed these steps Panda GateDefender Integra transparent mode will be configured correctly.
Even if network interfaces are in Auto-negotiating mode, it is possible to modify Web administration console access details. For more information, click here.