Gateway in Bridge mode

Am replacing and old CR50ia which is deployed in Bridge mode with a XG210 which am deploying in bridge mode as well.  I have observed with the XG when the gateway status is down all LAN traffic can not go beyond it (bearing in mind its in bridge/transparent) but with the Cyberoam regardless of the appliance gateway status traffic will still flow through it. I know some static routes might be required but is that the case of the XG gateway status needs to up for traffic flow???