Bypass proxy.pac for VPN connections
Posted on 2014-03-07
In one of our customers environments we use a proxy.pac for automatic proxy configuration. The pac file is distributed to Internet Explorer configuration using Group Policy.
Now the Problem is that a lot of users complain about very slow internet connections when working while connect via VPN (Checkpoint). The Checkpoint policy is not defined to route all network traffic through the VPN tunnel. Normaly browsing the web would be handled solely by the clients local internet connection and not through the company network.
The problem itself sounds reasonable since the Browser is able to reach the Proxy.pac and has to go through all the lines of code in it every time a web page loads.
So the question is. Is there a preferably easy way to get the client to recognize wether it's preferable to use the proxy.pac file (while inside the company net) or it's total nonsens (VPN)
Thanks in advance for any advice.