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In this video, we will share with you the Proxy Server feature on the MSA1806 -- Found under the Services Menu. A proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers.
A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource available from a different server. The proxy server evaluates the request as a way to simplify and control their complexity.
Proxy Server Configuration
Under the Services menu, you can select Proxy Server, which takes you to the page of the same name. There you will see a layout listing your appliances various Client Networks, the White and Black lists of Trusted and Abusive Domains, and a Filter Status that indicates whether your Anti-virus protection is Enabled, and whether you have any Content Filters activated.
On the right side of the page, you'll find hyperlinks to change Proxy Server Settings, activate your Content Filters, or you can download Activity Logs for Traffic on the appliance, and even Antivirus logs!
You can add Subnets by clicking on the PLUS sign, give your new Subnet a name, and address, and select Add Network. Done.
IF you have Trusted Domains you wish to add, then under the Whitelist, click on the Plus sign, or Add Domain, on the next page, type in the Domain, and click on the Add Domain to finish. You've now added a Trusted Domain for your Whitelist.
For any Abusive domains, or ones to block, you can click the PLUS sign or add Domain under the Blacklist. Again, simply type in the Domain, click Add Domain, and voila, added to the Blacklist.
Moving to the right side of the Proxy Server page, select Proxy Server Settings to bring up a new page. Now you can configure an HTTP Proxy, by typing in a Listen Address, and specifying a Port Number.
You can also toggle your Antivirus and Content Filtering to be Checked On, or Off. If you plan to use LDAP, the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, you can toggle the Checkbox to enable it, then type the Server, Base Domain Name, Bind Domain Name, and the LDAP Password. Once you're done, you simply click on Save, to save the Proxy Server Settings.
One of our great Layer 7 services, is our Content Filter, which protects your network from specific types of Web content, to provide a safe web browsing experience for users, and to help enforce company internet usage policies by preventing access to unproductive websites.
Click on Content Filters on the right side of the page, and refer to the list of URL Filters, which are divided into several categories, including Gambling, Adult, Social Networks, Shopping, and several others.
By toggling the checkbox of any of these categories, your appliance refers to an ever growing open source list of websites that is updated daily - effectively blocking access to these sites, restoring your business productivity, and reducing your company liability.
Select Save, and then try accessing sites under one of categories you've selected. You'll notice the site is effectively filtered out, and blocked.
Finally, if you'd like to download logs of Proxy server activity, or records of any Antivirus activity, you can select Acitivity Logs or Antivirus logs, which allows you to download a dated ZIP file containing the pertinent information for your perusal.
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