We have a Barracuda 310 firewall/spyware sitting in our rack, and my off-site network engineer, after rerouting traffic through a separate satellite office, has asked that I test the Barracuda's firewall before flipping the switch back to the previous settings.
How, exactly, can I test the firewall's legitimacy? I will visit an inappropriate website or two, but physically, will I plug the LAN cable that exits the Cuda into my test laptop? Or do I grab the WAN connection? And do I need a static IP? (Plugging directly into the switch sends me through the reroute.)