The Bridge Mode is a mode available in the Protector UTM appliance that enables it to redirect all incoming and outgoing traffic through its firewall application by running between your router and local network. Essentially, it enables the Protector hardware to do its duty to act as a firewall that filters and sorts out content for possible threats or exploits by the nefarious net ne'er-do-wells of the Worldwide Web. The benefits of doing so are tremendous, plus activating Bridge Mode is quite easy to setup and totally secures your traffic by scanning all incoming and outgoing traffic in an automated manner.
Of content scanning in both directions because the UTM appliance has its own processor and applications of its own. Therefore, neither your network server nor computer systems will have to sacrifice their own resources for the IT security equipment to work. With that said, in terms of Wi-Fi Networking, the Bridge Mode or Bridging Mode is a mode that allows appliances like Protector or firewall software applications to communicate to two or more wireless access points or APs for the purpose of joining multiple local area networks together. In SecPoint security terms, the bridge in this case is the Protector itself.
This means you'll end up with a heavily guarded bridge when it comes to joining your networks together. This is quite the handy development due to the fact that having control of incoming and outgoing traffic enables administrators to nip issues regarding spam, spyware, adware, botnets, worms, Trojans, viruses, and other malware types right in the bud. It's also important for the Protector to monitor outgoing traffic in order to ensure that no botnets or exploits have already infected your computer to the point of sending off private information about it remotely to the hackers who created such vile applications in the first place. In short, the Bridge Mode serves as your one-two punch against common online threats.
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