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Watchguard HTTP-Proxy

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I have a watchgurd x1000 Peak with Fireware 10.1.1.   I would like to add an HTTP-Proxy server so that my users can add the proxy address to there IE browser to browse the internet via the proxy server.    Currently this watchguard is not my default gateway so the right now the internet is going out a slower connection and I would like to send it out through the proxy.

Is it possible with this appliance?  If so how.  I have tried adding the Http-proxy server rule, and configuring the browser Proxy but no go.
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Hi there, Watchguard's usage of the "proxy" is misleading to traditional networks that used a Proxy Server like Squid or ISA. Watchguard uses Proxy Filters to do deep packet inspection beyond the time and source/destination headers on a IP packet. What their proxy does is looks at an IP packet and gives you the ability to allow or disallow at the Layer 4 level.

Their proxy filters are not proxy servers. A proxy server is what stands between you and another network. The firebox is a NAT device with Proxy Filters and does not do any caching of traffic whatsoever.

If you need a Proxy Server take a look here: http://www.squid-cache.org/ or http://www.microsoft.com/forefront/edgesecurity/isaserver/en/us/default.aspx

-Brandon
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