Configure a proxy for all agents to talk to the Smart Protection Network

In order to set up a proxy configuration for all agents for communication with smart protection network, we recommend that you create a proxy server specifically for the smart protection network. Then you can set up base policies so that anti-malware and web reputation will use the new proxy server.

Create a proxy server for smart protection network communication

  1. In the Deep Security Manager, click Administration > System Settings > Proxies.
  2. Click New > New Proxy Server.
  3. Name the new proxy appropriately, for example, "Smart Protection Proxy".
  4. Provide the rest of the settings based on your system requirements.
  5. Click OK.

Set up a base policy for anti-malware

  1. In the Deep Security Manager, click Policies.
  2. Select Base Policy, click Details > Anti-Malware > Smart Protection.
  3. Under Smart Protection Server for File Reputation Service, clear the Default check box.
  4. Select When accessing Global Smart Protection Service, use proxy.
  5. Select the proxy you created above, "Smart Protection Proxy".
  6. Click Save.
After you select a proxy, you will need to restart any agents that will be using it.

Set up a base policy for web reputation

  1. In the Deep Security Manager, click Policies.
  2. Select Base Policy, click Details > Web Reputation > Smart Protection.
  3. Under Smart Protection Server for Web Reputation Service, clear the Default.
  4. Select When accessing Global Smart Protection Service, use proxy
  5. Select the proxy you created above, "Smart Protection Proxy".
  6. Click Save.
After you select a proxy, you will need to restart any agents that will be using it.

For information on proxy protocols, see Proxy protocols supported by Deep Security.