Setting up Web Gateway To set up Web Gateway, you need to complete several activities, such as checking your installation materials, configuring initial settings, and logging on to the user interface. The setup procedure differs according to the platform that you install the appliance software on and the way the software is provided. When the installation is completed and you log on to the user interface for the first time, you also need to import a license and activate the product. High-level steps for setting up Web Gateway To set up a Web Gateway appliance, complete the following high-level steps. Verify the requirements Before you set up Web Gateway as a physical or virtual appliance, make sure that you have available what is needed. Review the default initial configuration settings You can set up an appliance with default initial configuration settings or implement your own settings, using the configuration wizard that appears during the process. Set up a physical appliance with pre-installed software On a newly purchased hardware platform, the appliance software is pre-installed. Connect the appliance and turn it on. Set up a physical appliance with downloaded software When setting up a physical appliance, you can install software that you downloaded from the McAfee Content & Cloud Security Portal. Set up a virtual appliance To set up a virtual appliance, download the appliance software from the McAfee Content & Cloud Security Portal and install it on a virtual machine. Setting up a virtual appliance with Hyper-V You can set up a virtual machine with Hyper-V and use it as a platform for running the Web Gateway appliance software. Implement the initial configuration settings Work with the configuration wizard to implement the default or your own initial configuration settings on an appliance. Log on to the user interface To log on to the Web Gateway user interface, use a browser on your administration system. Work with the setup wizard Work with the setup wizard to activate the product and complete the setup procedure. Activate Web Gateway with a temporary license key If you have not yet received a file with a license key from McAfee, you can use a temporary key to activate Web Gateway.