Add a Proxy (Windows computers)

Applies To: WatchGuard EPDR, WatchGuard EDR, WatchGuard EPP

When you create a network settings profile for a computer, you can add proxies that computers on your network use to connect to WatchGuard Cloud. Access to WatchGuard Cloud through a proxy is only available for Windows computers.

You can add or designate more than one computer on the network as a proxy. When there are multiple proxies, WatchGuard Endpoint Security uses the first proxy to connect to WatchGuard Cloud by default. Proxy computers can serve a variable number of devices, depending on the hardware resources installed. As a general rule, a proxy computer can serve a maximum of 100 computers.

Proxies cannot download patches or updates through the Patch Management module. Only computers with direct access to WatchGuard Cloud or with indirect access through a corporate proxy can download patches.

Proxy Types

In the Add Proxy dialog box, you can select the proxy type you want to add:

  • Corporate proxy
  • Automatic Proxy Discovery Using Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD)
  • WatchGuard proxy

If you select no proxy, access to the Internet is direct, not through a proxy. WatchGuard Endpoint Security uses the computer settings to communicate with WatchGuard Cloud.

We recommend that you configure a WatchGuard proxy only to enable isolated computers (those without an Internet connection, either direct or through a corporate proxy) to access WatchGuard Cloud. If no WatchGuard proxies are available, you must first designate a computer as a WatchGuard proxy. For more information, see Designate a Computer as a WatchGuard Proxy .

See Also

Configure Network Settings

Designate a Computer as a WatchGuard Proxy