Simple Proxy Mode Pre-requisites
Before installing GFI WebMonitor on a Proxy server, the router/gateway must be configured to:
- Block all outgoing HTTPHypertext Transfer Protocol./HTTPSHypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer (SSL). traffic generated from the client machines
- Allow outgoing HTTP/HTTPS traffic generated by GFI WebMonitor only
- Allow Non-HTTP/HTTPS traffic generated from client machines.
In this environment, traffic forwarding can be used to forward HTTP/HTTPS traffic from the client machines to GFI WebMonitor machine.
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..
Ensure that the listening port (default 8080) is not blocked by your firewall. For more information on how to enable firewall ports on Microsoft Windows Firewall, refer to http://go.gfi.com/?pageid=WebMon_WIndowsFirewall