The appliance uses its proxy functions to intercept web traffic and transmit it if this is allowed by the filtering rules. You can configure these functions to meet the requirements of your network.

The following are key settings for proxies:

  • Network mode — Explicit proxy mode or a transparent mode

    Specific settings can be configured for each of these modes.

  • Network protocol — HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, ICAP, and instant messaging protocols

    Protocol settings are common proxy settings that can be configured for each of the network modes.

You can configure other common proxy settings and also implement special proxy solutions, for example, reverse HTTPS proxy or proxy auto-configuration.