As soon as you directly connect a computer, a smartphone or any other user devices to the Internet you expose yourself to sever threats and this is certainly not something you can accept for your activities. To remedy to this vulnerability, CacheGuard UTM comes with a Proxy that acts as a trustworthy intermediary between your user device and the Internet for a secure Web navigation.

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CacheGuard Forwarding Proxy can be implemented transparently in your networks without the need to configure your connected devices to use it as a Web proxy. As soon as CacheGuard is placed on the path to the Web, it transparently intercepts Web traffic and play its role as a Web proxy.

Combined to Gateway Antivirus, URL Filtering, Web Access Authentication and SSL Inspection, CacheGuard Proxy ensure a very high level of security and ensure safe Web browsing for connected users.

In addition to CacheGuard Proxy, CacheGuard UTM comes with a Firewall, a VPN server, a Gateway Antivirus, a Reverse Proxy, a WAF, a URL Guard, a Traffic Shaper, a Web Cache, a Web Compressor, an SSL Mediator/Inspector and much more.

Accelerator Web Proxy

CacheGuard Forwarding Proxy is not only a secure intermediary between connected devices and the Web but it can actively process the Web traffic by, caching, compressing and shaping the Web traffic in order to deliver not only Secure but Optimized Web traffic to users. The Caching and SSL Mediation functions combined together allow you to drastically save your network bandwidth by caching bandwidth consuming contents such as videos and images even if they originally come in an encrypted format.

Web Caching
Compared to the cache of a Web browser which is only accessible by an individual, the caching feature of CacheGuard Forwarding Proxy is particularly interesting because it allows you to share the same cache among all connected users. Sharing the same Web cache between multiple users allows you to save your network bandwidth by delivering cached objects to users instead of getting them from the Web.
Web Traffic Compression
Browsers have the capability to receive textual Web contents in a compressed format and automatically uncompress them before displaying. CacheGuard Proxy can automatically compress textual Web contents that it receives from the Web before forwarding them to users and thus save the network bandwidth used for Web browsing.
Web Access Authentication
Associated with an LDAP or AD server, CacheGuard Forwarding Proxy allows you to authenticate users before granting them access to the Web. The association of CacheGuard Authentication and CacheGuard URL Filtering makes it possible to build sophisticated URL Filtering policies.

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CacheGuard Forwarding proxy integrates the very well-known Squid proxy. It supports HTTP, HTTPS and FTP at the server side while clients connect using HTTP(S). If you are familiar with Linux (or BSD), firewalls, complex configuration files, all tools around Squid (like SquidGuard, ICAP/ECAP, and many others) and have the time and patience to configure all those tools to match your requirements in terms of capacity and performance, you can probably implement your Web Proxy using directly Squid. Otherwise you can implement CacheGuard UTM within minutes and start securing and optimizing your networks straight away.

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