Steps to install Symantec Web Gateway

Article:HOWTO36885  |  Created: 2010-12-16  |  Updated: 2011-02-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO36885
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Steps to install Symantec Web Gateway

Table: Steps to install Symantec Web Gateway describes the steps to install and initially configure Symantec Web Gateway. These steps are listed in the suggested order.

Table: Steps to install Symantec Web Gateway

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Action

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Step 1

Review installation checklist

Ensure that you have the appropriate hardware, license, and information about your network.

See Installation checklist.

Step 2

Determine how you want to install Symantec Web Gateway in your network

The manner in which you connect Symantec Web Gateway to your network affects its capabilities.

See About inline or port span/tap network configurations.

Step 3

Determine whether you want to initially monitor Internet traffic or block spyware as well

You set the default behavior for Symantec Web Gateway, but the default can be overridden when you configure policies.

See About blocking or monitoring modes.

Step 4

Configure your firewall to allow traffic from Symantec Web Gateway

Ensure that the necessary ports are open in your firewall and other network devices to allow Symantec Web Gateway to function properly.

See Ports used by Symantec Web Gateway.

Step 5

Install the Symantec Web Gateway appliance into a rack, but wait to connect Ethernet cables

You can wait to install Symantec Web Gateway into a rack, but connect the power to Symantec Web Gateway before connecting the computer to it.

See Installing the Symantec Web Gateway appliance into a rack.

Step 6

Configure and connect a computer to Symantec Web Gateway for initial installation

You use a directly connected computer to initially configure Symantec Web Gateway.

See Configuring a computer to access Symantec Web Gateway for installation.

Step 7

Run the setup wizard

You specify the primary administrative user, network configuration, and initial settings for Symantec Web Gateway in the setup wizard.

See Running the setup wizard for initial installation.

See Configuring proxy settings in the setup wizard.

Step 8

Specify your network configuration, enable features in the Web GUI, and connect Symantec Web Gateway to your network

After you run the setup wizard, there are additional tasks required to enable Symantec Web Gateway.

See Configuring Symantec Web Gateway after running the setup wizard.


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