The Client Proxy software maintains an ordered list of proxy servers.
The proxy server with the fastest response time is placed at the top of the list. The software updates the list from time to time. For example, the list is updated when the user starts the computer or the Client Proxy policy changes. It is also updated if the VPN connection breaks or a proxy server fails to respond. At these times, the software tests the connections to all proxy servers and reorders the list based on response times.
If redirection to the proxy server at the top of the list fails, the software tries redirecting to the second proxy server in the list. At the same time, the software tests the proxy server connections again and updates the list.
When configuring how the Client Proxy software selects the next proxy server from the list, you have these options:
- connect to the first accessible Proxy Server based on their order in the list below — The software selects the next proxy server from the list that you configure.
- connect to the Proxy Server that has the fastest response time — The software selects the next proxy server from the list that it maintains, which is based on response time.
When this option is enabled, the software checks the proxy server list at the interval you specify. If a higher priority proxy server is available, the software automatically switches to it.
The auto-proxy switchover option is available only when connect to the first accessible Proxy Server based on their order in the list below is selected.