Install GFI WebMonitor in Simple Proxy mode if you want to route client HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol. traffic through GFI WebMonitor and non-HTTP traffic through a separate router. To select this mode, ensure that:
- Users are using a router to connect to the Internet
- GFI WebMonitor is installed within the local LANLocal Area Network..
This feature is not available for GFI WebMonitor installed as a plug-in for Microsoft Forefront TMGMicrosoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway. A Microsoft product that provides firewall and web proxy services. It also enables administrators to manage Internet access through policies. It is the successor of the Microsoft ISA Server and is part of the Microsoft Forefront line of business security software..
The Transparent Proxy feature cannot be enabled when GFI WebMonitor is deployed in Simple Proxy mode. For more information refer to Configuring Transparent Proxy.
The router must be configured to block all traffic except traffic generated by GFI WebMonitor. This can be achieved by using one of the following methods:
Blocking client requests and allowing GFI WebMonitor traffic.
Forwarding all traffic from the client to GFI WebMonitor machine.
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The clients' browser can be set manually to use the proxy server. This option can be very convenient during evaluation and troubleshooting situations. For more information refer to Configure browser proxy settings on the clients' machine.