Key features of Web Gateway

Filtering web traffic is a complex process. The key features of Web Gateway contribute to it in different ways.

Intercepting web traffic

This is a prerequisite for any filtering of web objects or users. It is achieved by the proxy functions of Web Gateway, which can be performed under different network protocols, such as HTTP, HTTPS, HTTP2, FTP, XMPP, and others.

When the proxy functions are configured, the appliance can run in explicit proxy mode or in one of several transparent modes.

Authenticating users

Authentication functions of Web Gateway filter users, using information from internal and external databases and methods such as NTLM, LDAP, RADIUS, Kerberos, and others.

In addition to filtering normal users, the appliance also gives you control over administrator rights and responsibilities.

Filtering web objects

The anti-malware functions on Web Gateway scan and filter web traffic and block web objects if they are infected.

Other functions filter URLs that users request access to, using information from the McAfee® Global Threat Intelligence™ (McAfee GTI) system, or perform media type and application filtering.

They are supported by functions that do not filter themselves, but complete such jobs as counting user requests or indicating the progress made in downloading web objects.

Monitoring the filtering process

The monitoring functions of Web Gateway provide a continuous overview of the filtering process.

They include a dashboard, which displays information on alerts, web usage, filtering activities, and system behavior. Logging and tracing functions are also available, as well as options to include external components in the monitorung process, such as the McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® Cloud (McAfee® ePO™ Cloud) server or an SNMP agent.