Specifying a proxy server for client submissions and other external communications

You can configure
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
to use a proxy server for submissions and other external communications that your Windows clients use.
If your client computers use a proxy with authentication, you might need to specify exceptions for Symantec URLs in your proxy server configuration. The exceptions let your client computers communicate with Symantec Insight and other important Symantec sites.
You need to include exceptions for Symantec URLs in your proxy server settings if you use the following proxy configuration options:
  • You use a proxy server with authentication.
  • You select
    Use a proxy server specified by my client browser
    option in the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    External Communication Dialog
    .
  • You use auto-detection or auto-configuration in your browser's Internet Options.
You do not have to specify exceptions for Symantec URLs in your proxy server settings if you do not use auto-detection or auto-configuration. You should select
Use custom proxy settings
in the
External Communication
dialog and then specify the authentication settings.
  1. To specify a proxy server for client submissions and other external communications
  2. In the console, on the
    Clients
    page, select the group and then click
    Policies
    .
  3. Under
    Settings
    or
    Location-specific Settings
    , click
    External Communications
    .
  4. On the
    Proxy Server (Windows)
    tab, under
    HTTPS Proxy Configuration
    , select
    Use custom proxy settings
    .
  5. Enter the information about the proxy server that your clients use. See the online Help for more information about the options.
  6. Click
    OK
    .