Configuring Symantec Web Gateway after running the setup wizard

Article:HOWTO36891  |  Created: 2010-12-16  |  Updated: 2011-02-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO36891
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Configuring Symantec Web Gateway after running the setup wizard

After completing the setup wizard, complete the following tasks to ensure that Symantec Web Gateway functions properly.

See Running the setup wizard for initial installation.

To configure Symantec Web Gateway after running the setup wizard

  1. On the computer that is connected to the Mgmt port, set the IP address to an IP address that is on the same network as the new IP address that you specified for Symantec Web Gateway.

    Also, set the subnet mask to match the Symantec Web Gateway IP address. This process is similar to the process that you use to access the setup wizard, except that you do not use the 192.168.254.253 IP address.

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

  2. If the following conditions apply, disconnect the Ethernet cable from the Mgmt port and connect it to the LAN port on Symantec Web Gateway:

    • You selected the inline networking configuration.

    • You configured one IP address for the management network and a separate IP address for the inline networks.

    If Symantec Web Gateway is in bypass mode in this configuration, leave the Ethernet cable connected to the Mgmt port to access the Web GUI.

    With all other configurations, leave the Ethernet cable connected to the Mgmt port. In all configurations, keep the other end of the cable connected to your computer.

  3. Access the Web GUI at the IP address that you specified in the setup wizard.

    For example, if the IP address that you specified for the appliance is 192.168.42.24, go to the following URL:

    http://192.168.42.24

  4. In the Web GUI, specify your internal network and enable modules. If you plan to connect Symantec Web Gateway in the inline network configuration specify static routes.

    See Specifying internal networks.

    See Enabling URL filtering, Internet program monitoring, and other features.

    See Creating static routes for the inline network configuration.

    See Specifying an email server for alerts and reports.

    See Specifying internal email and proxy servers for report accuracy.

  5. In the Web GUI, click Administration > Configuration > Operating Mode, and then uncheck Service Enabled to disable Symantec Web Gateway.

    When the service is disabled, Symantec Web Gateway is in bypass mode.

    See Ensuring Internet connectivity if Symantec Web Gateway is disabled.

  6. Disconnect your computer from the Mgmt port of the Symantec Web Gateway appliance.

    You can set the TCP/IP configuration of the computer as desired and redeploy it as needed in your network.

  7. Connect the LAN, WAN, and Mgmt ports as required for the network configuration and mode that you configured.

    Ensure that you test that your network functions after making these connections while Symantec Web Gateway is in bypass mode.

    See Connecting Symantec Web Gateway to your network.

  8. Access the Web GUI at the IP address that you specified in the setup wizard using a computer on your LAN.

    This computer does not need a special TCP/IP configuration.

  9. Click Administration > Configuration > Operating Mode, and then check Service Enabled to enable Symantec Web Gateway.

  10. Test Symantec Web Gateway to ensure that it is functioning properly.

    See Testing Symantec Web Gateway for successful blocking or monitoring.


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