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Proxy Server

The proxy server is a secure web gateway that provides comprehensive protection against web-based threats by integrating multiple layers of protections into a unified, easy-to-use solution.

The proxy server reduces the risk associated with Internet use for business purposes by scanning web traffic for Internet threats before they reach your computer.

To move to the proxy server you will need to change your proxy gateway accordingly.

Modify the proxy settings on your browser:

Firefox

  1. On the Firefox menu Bar, locate and open the menu by clicking on the icon with three bars in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. On the Menu, select Options.
  3. Click Advanced in the Options menu.
  4. Locate and click the Network tab.
  5. In the Connection section of the Network options select the Settings button.
    Select Manual Proxy configuration. (See Figure 1)
  6. In the HTTP Proxy field enter: webav.uga.edu
  7. Set the Port to: 8080.
  8. Check the box beside "Use this proxy server for all protocols".
  9. In the text field under "No proxy for" enter the following:
        localhost, 127.0.0.1, *.uga.edu, 128.192.0.0/16
  10. Click "OK" to save.
Firefox connection settings.
Figure 1: Firefox connection settings
 

Edge

  1. Open the Tools drop-down menu by clicking on the gear icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. Locate and select the Connections tab.
  4. In the Local Area Network (LAN) settings section click on the LAN settings button.
  5. In the Proxy Server section of the LAN settings options, check “Use a proxy server for your LAN”.
  6. In the "Address" field enter: webav.uga.edu
  7. In the "Port" field enter: 8080
  8. Click the Advanced button to open the Proxy settings menu. (See Figure 2)
  9. You should see webav.uga.edu and port 8080 listed in the "Proxy address to use" and "Port" fields for HTTP, Secure, and FTP (check the "Use the same proxy server for all protocols" box if you do not.)
  10. In the "Exceptions" section, enter the following in the text field under "Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with": localhost;127.0.0.1;*.uga.edu;*.local
  11. Click "OK" to save.

Google Chrome

  1. Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the icon with three bars or dots in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Locate and select the "Show advanced settings" link near the bottom of the page.
  4. In the Network section click on the "Change proxy settings" button.
  5. Locate and select the Connections tab.
  6. In the Local Area Network (LAN) settings section click on the LAN settings button.
  7. In the Proxy Server section of the LAN settings options, check “Use a proxy server for your LAN”
  8. In the Address field enter: webav.uga.edu
  9. In the Port field enter: 8080
  10. Click the Advanced button to open the Proxy settings menu. (See Figure 2)
  11. You should see webav.uga.edu and port 8080 listed in the "Proxy address to use" and "Port" fields for HTTP, Secure, and FTP (check the "Use the same proxy server for all protocols" box if you do not.)
  12. In the "Exceptions" section, in the text field under "Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with" enter the following if needed:
    localhost;127.0.0.1;*.uga.edu;*.local
  13. Click OK to save.
Edge and Chrome Advanced proxy settings
Figure 2: Edge and Chrome advanced proxy settings

 

On Mac

  1. In the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. Click Network.
  3. Select the network service you use. (Our example uses Ethernet - see Figure 3.)
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Next click Proxies.
  6. Select Web Proxy under "Select a protocol to configure".
  7. To configure your proxy settings, do the following:
        In the "Address" field enter: webav.uga.edu
        In the "Port" field enter: 8080
  8. In the “Bypass proxy settings for these Hosts & Domains” field enter:
        localhost;127.0.0.1;*.uga.edu;*.local
  9. Click OK to save.
Mac proxy settings
Figure 3: Mac proxy settings

 

Notes

You may be prompted for a login when you access an HTTP site. If you are prompted, use the following login credentials:

  • Username: myid\”your MyID”
  • Password: “your MyID password”

Example:

  • Username: myid\AUser
  • Password: thisismysupergreatpassword

Service is set for "streaming" scans — you will not see the scan for most files. If you download a large file you will receive an alternate download page that shows the status of the download and the scan.