Configure the IntelligentAV Update Server

To make sure that IntelligentAV gives you the best protection, the Firebox must download engine updates frequently from an update server.

IntelligentAV, Gateway AntiVirus, IPS, Application Control, and Data Loss Prevention all use the same update server. When you configure the update server for any of these subscription services, the settings apply to all of these services.

To make sure that the Firebox can connect to the update server, you must add at least one DNS server to your network configuration. The Firebox uses DNS to resolve the update server URL to an IP address. For more information on adding DNS servers, see Configure Network DNS and WINS Servers.

Configure IntelligentAV Updates

You can configure the Firebox to download updates automatically from WatchGuard on a specified schedule.

Connect to the Update Server Through an HTTP Proxy Server

If your Firebox must connect to the update server through an HTTP proxy, you must add information about the HTTP proxy server to your update server configuration.

  1. In the HTTP Proxy Server section, select the Connect to Update Server with an HTTP proxy server check box.
  2. In the Server Address section, type the IP address or host name of your HTTP proxy server.
  3. (Optional) To specify which port number to use to connect to your HTTP proxy server, in the Server port text box, type the port number.
    Most HTTP proxy servers accept requests on port 8080. You must only specify a different port if your server does not use port 8080.
  4. From the Server authentication drop-down list, select the type of authentication your HTTP proxy server uses.
    • If your HTTP proxy does not require authentication, select No Auth.
    • If your HTTP proxy server requires NTLM or Basic authentication, in the text boxes, type your User name, Domain, and Password.
  5. Save your configuration.

See Also

Gateway AntiVirus Global Settings

Enable IntelligentAV

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