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Configure Proxies

Configure the proxy functions of a Web Gateway appliance to meet the requirements of your network.

  1. Review the proxy settings.
    1. Select Configuration | Appliances.
    2. On the appliances tree, select the appliance where you want to review the proxy settings. Then click Proxies.
      The following key settings are configured by default after the initial setup:
      • Network mode: Explicit Proxy
        In this network mode, the clients must be explicitly configured to have their web traffic redirected to a proxy on Web Gateway.
        The mode is enabled when Proxy (optional WCCP) is selected under Network Setup.
        Use of WCCP is, however, not enabled by default. If you enable it or the L2 transparent redirection method, the network mode is no longer explicit, but becomes transparent. When a transparent network mode is enabled, the clients are not aware that their web traffic is redirected to Web Gateway.
      • Network protocol: HTTP
        This protocol is enabled when Enable HTTP Proxy is selected under HTTP Proxy.
  2. Modify these settings as needed.
    You can, for example, configure a transparent network mode instead of the explicit proxy mode. You can also enable and configure proxies for other network protocols while keeping or disabling the HTTP proxy.
  3. Configure other proxy settings, for example, timeouts or the maximum number of client connections.
  4. Save your changes.
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