Can this port be blocked in a non clustered gateway?
Release: L7SGA299000-9.2-API Gateway SOA Gateway-HARDWARE APPLIANCE DUAL CPU Component:
Each SSG, and/or each SSG cluster at first startup determines a random multicast address and continually broadcasts message-id's and other information on eth0 (the network interface designed to be the private or high-side of the SSG). These multicast messages are used by other SSG's on the same Layer 2 network to prevent message replay-attacks; in that if one SSG processes a message, it immediately sends out a broadcast on the wire to other listening (port 8777) ssg's and they will use the message ID's as a black-list for the next few minutes to prevent that same message from being played back and routed through another SSG in a cluster.
If you are not running in a clustered mode you can turn off this chatty traffic by setting the cluster property cluster.replayProtection.multicast.enabled to false and restarting the SSG node(s).
This will not prevent the TCP/UDP listener on port 8777 from firing up; but will lessen the traffic on the Layer 2 network connected to eth0 if you are not running in cluster mode.