July 2, 2007

McAfee security appliance runs Red Hat Linux

Installation for the SIG 3000 was easy and straightforward. The appliance was connected to a VGA monitor, keyboard and mouse before powering the unit on. Of the two Ethernet ports, only one was used during the initial setup. After the appliance completed the Red Hat Linux boot sequence, engineers entered the appliance's hostname, domain and an IP address using a menu interface. A few other LAN and NIC settings and the transparent bridge mode setting were also selected through the interface. Once the appliance was configured, the engineers connected both ports on the box so that all Internet traffic flowed from the firewall to the box, and then onward to the rest of the network.

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