I'm new to the mcafee/stonesoft product line but am familiar with the Cisco ASA product line so I'm familiar with basic firewall functionality.
My office purchased a new 1401-c1 NGFW and I'm having issues configuring and have a few basic questions. Pretty sure the box shipped with 5.7 code.
1. I'm a little confused by the term SMC. Is this complexity a requirement as I only have one firewall and will manage it locally via the admin console?
2. I'm unable to bring a USB stick into the office so I have no way to configure as the document states to build config on laptop and then plubg USB into firewall to upload.
3. I did manage to configure the outside/management interface, mask, and default gw via a crash cart plugged into the video port but it seems this did not enable a rule for the admin console to connect via port 9003.
Thanks in advance for any pointers!