Below is how our network is configured. I have setup the watchguard in bridge mode but I'm unsure how to connect to it once it's in place as it sits after our .1 switch.
Consider drop-in mode instead.
Then you access the firewall via its external/trusted IP addr.
What are your goals for the use of the firewall?
I want to use the watchguard to monitor all traffic in and out. I want it to pickup such things as nmap scanning within the network and also from the outside. I want to be able to access the watchguard internally and also have it send me email alerts if something happens.
I have installed the watchguard into the network and if I connect my laptop with a static IP to the optional port I can access the watchguard.
What subscription would I require to pickup network attacks? IPS?
Network attacks are part of the standard firewall features - no additional license options needed.
You can purchase specific additional licenses, such as IPS, or there are security 2 bundles:
. Basic Security Suite
. Total Security Suite
See this for details on both:https://p.widencdn.net/vm1roi/Brochure_Total_Security
"unless you use Dimension or Cloud Visibility" or the old but still working WSM Log & Report servers