Client Configuration reference

Configure the settings that define how deployed McAfee Client Proxy policies behave inside or outside the corporate network.

Table 1: Option definitions
Category Option Definition
Customer Identifier
Important: Download the customer ID XML file from the Web Gateway or McAfee WGCS server before configuring this page. You cannot save the configuration without this information.
Browse Navigates to the customer identification XML file location.
Shared Password Hashed password provided by the Web Gateway or McAfee WGCS administrator.
Unique Customer ID Customer identification number provided by the Web Gateway or McAfee WGCS administrator.
Traffic Redirection Settings Always redirect network traffic to proxy servers When selected, overrides the corporate network and VPN server setups.
Note: Use this setting to redirect all network traffic to the McAfee WGCS server.
Redirect network traffic when computer is not connected to corporate network and not working through VPN When selected, activates the Client Proxy software outside of your corporate network.
Note: Use this setting if the end-user computer is a Web Gateway client that uses Client Proxy and McAfee WGCS when roaming outside the corporate network.
Corporate Network Detection Add Adds the new proxy server address and port information to the corporate and VPN detection lists.
by testing connectivity to any of the following corporate servers When selected, uses corporate servers to activate bypass mode.
by testing connectivity to ePO When selected, uses the McAfee ePO server to activate bypass mode.
Tip: We recommend using this method.
Server Address Specifies IP address or host name of the proxy server.
Server Port Specifies the port number of the proxy server.
Corporate VPN Detection Add Adds the new proxy server address and port information to the corporate and VPN detection lists.
Server Address Specifies IP address or host name of the proxy server only accessible when the end user is connected by VPN.
Server Port Specifies the port number of the proxy server only accessible when the end user is connected by VPN.
Active Directory Groups Filter Add Adds the new Active Directory group list header information to the Regular Expression list.
Delete Removes the Active Directory group list header information from the Regular Expression list.
Edit Makes the regular expression fields editable.
Include When selected, allows and loads groups through a proxy.
Exclude When selected, prohibits groups from a specified proxy.
Regular Expression Specifies proxies based on their predefined patterns and priorities to find word or text matches.
Tip: Group membership information must not exceed 4,096 characters.
Log File Settings (OS X only) Specifies how much information Client Proxy logs to a file. Select an option:
  • Log messages with Error and Critical priority
  • Log messages with Error, Critical, Information, and Warning priority
  • Log all messages (recommended for troubleshooting and debugging)
  • Don't log any messages

Log files are located in the following folder on the end user's OS X computer:

C:\Program Data\McAfee\MCP\Logs

Access Protection (Windows only) Enable access protection When selected, end users are unable to:
  • Disable Client Proxy with Windows Task Manager.
  • Deleted or edit files.
  • Modify registry values.
Request release key for manual uninstall When selected, allows end users to request an uninstall key from Help Desk to uninstall Client Proxy.
Note: When this option is deselected, uninstall Client Proxy using Windows Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP), or Programs and Features (Windows Vista and Windows 7).
Tip: We recommend uninstalling Client Proxy with a Help Desk uninstall key.