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Preventing Advanced Threats on Proxies and Web Gateways
By scanning all network traffic through an established proxy server, an organization can eliminate openings for advanced threats to enter an internal network. Scanning with a Metadefender ICAP Server also allows a record to be kept of when files entered a network, in case a threat needs to be investigated after it has been discovered within a secure network.
Any files scanned through the ICAP interface will be scanned with the same anti-malware engines and policies as files scanned through any other Metadefender Core interface. All files will be logged so that activity can be reviewed later if necessary. Especially important for a Metadefender ICAP Server, file scan results can be cached, which will significantly improve scanning throughout. Metadefender Core can be integrated with a Web Proxy Servers as well as a Reverse Proxy Servers.
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Web Proxy Integration
Secure your web traffic and extend the protection of your organization against advanced threats by integrating Metadefender Core with your web proxy. Metadefender Core exposes an ICAP interface that allows system administrators to easily integrate the multi-scanning technology into an existing web proxy to enable anti-malware scanning of all HTTP downloads and uploads. System administrators can set up any proxy that implements ICAP, such as Blue Coat® ProxySG or Squid, to automatically send HTTP requests to a Metadefender ICAP Server, where multiple anti-malware engines scan the requests for potential advanced threats.
Reverse Proxy Integration
Secure your web or application servers against advanced threats by integrating Metadefender Core with your reverse proxy. The Metadefender ICAP Server interface allows system administrators to easily add Metadefender Core multi-scanning technology into an existing reverse proxy to enable anti-malware scanning of all file uploads. System administrators can set up any reverse proxy that implements ICAP, such as F5® BIG-IP® Load Traffic Manager™ (LTM®), to automatically forward any uploaded files to a Metadefender ICAP Server that will scan the files with multiple anti-malware engines for potential advanced threats.
Proxy Servers Supported
All proxy servers that implement the ICAP interface are supported by the Metadefender ICAP Server, however, most proxy servers implement a modified version of the ICAP interface. The following servers have been extensively tested with the Metadefender ICAP Server and are supported by the Metadefender Core Support team.
Web Proxy Servers
Squid is an open source web proxy that reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Combined with Metadefender Core, Squid can scan web traffic for threats. Read more about how to configure Squid with Metadefender Core.
Blue Coat's Proxy SG secure web gateway is a scalable web proxy that is used to protect against web threats, phishing and other attacks, offering robust features including user authentication, web filtering, data loss prevention, inspection, and more. Read more about the benefits of using Metadefender Core with Proxy SG or find out how to configure Proxy SG with Metadefender Core.
Reverse Proxy Servers
F5 BIG-IP LTM is a high-performance Application Delivery Controller (ADC) designed to guard your data environment against incoming threats. Read more about the benefits of using Metadefender Core with F5 BIG-IP LTM or find out how to configure F5 BIG-IP LTM with Metadefender Core.