MetaDefender ICAP Server - Use Cases

MetaDefender ICAP Server can be used with any ICAP-enabled network appliance to provide industry leading advanced threat protection. This page lists examples of the different types of network appliances that MetaDefender ICAP Server can work with.


Forward Proxies

System administrators can set up any proxy that implements ICAP, such as the Squid Open Proxy or Blue Coat® ProxySG, to automatically send HTTP requests to MetaDefender ICAP Server for advanced threat prevention.

Squid Web Proxy and MetaDefender ICAP Server
How to configure

Blue Coat Proxy SG and MetaDefender ICAP Server

Benefits
How to configure 



Reverse Proxies

System administrators can set up any reverse proxy that implements ICAP to automatically forward any uploaded files to MetaDefender ICAP Server, which will then scan files for threats and vulnerabilities as well as sanitize files.

Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs)

MetaDefender ICAP Server can be integrated with application delivery controllers, such as F5® BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM®), to provide superior protection against known as well as unidentified cyber threats. Through its ICAP integration, MetaDefender protects all files uploaded through the ADC. 

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and MetaDefender ICAP Server

Benefits
How to configure 

F5 BIG IP ASM (WAF)
F5 BIG IP SSL configuration



Web Gateways

By offloading value-added services such as content scanning from web gateways to MetaDefender ICAP Server, web gateways can be scaled according to raw HTTP throughput instead of having to handle these extra tasks.

McAfee Web Gateway and MetaDefender ICAP Server

How to configure

ARA Network JAGUAR5000 and MetaDefender ICAP Server

Benefits
How to configure


Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW)

Integrating a firewall with MetaDefender ICAP Server allows the firewall to offload work to a separate server specifically set up for the specialized processing (data sanitization, and malware and vulnerability scanning) of the incoming traffic. This significantly reduces the resource strain on the firewall.

Fortinet FortiGate Firewall and MetaDefender ICAP Server

How to configure


Attached Storage Devices

Protect critical data by adding MetaDefender’s advanced threat protection on storage devices such as Dell EMC Isilon.

Intrusion Prevention Systems

MetaDefender ICAP Server significantly enhances the effectiveness of Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) by adding advanced threat and vulnerability detection and prevention.