What is McAfee Web Gateway?

McAfee Web Gateway is a high-performance, enterprise- grade proxy offered in a scalable family of appliance models with integrated high availability, virtualization options, and hybrid deployment with McAfee Web Gateway Cloud Service.

What is my IP X-Forwarded-For?

X-Forwarded-For is the custom HTTP header that carries along the original IP address of a client so the app at the other end knows what it is. Otherwise it would only see the proxy IP address, and that makes some apps angry. Some systems also use X-Forwarded-For to enforce access control.

Why we use X-Forwarded-For?

The X-Forwarded-For (XFF) header is a de-facto standard header for identifying the originating IP address of a client connecting to a web server through an HTTP proxy or a load balancer.

What is X forwarded host used for?

The X-Forwarded-Host (XFH) header is a de-facto standard header for identifying the original host requested by the client in the Host HTTP request header.

What is the difference between secure web gateway and firewall?

URL filtering, data leakage prevention, application-level control and detection of malware code are some of the key features of Secure Web Gateway while traditional firewall provides basic protection by blocking and alerting the user on malicious connection attempts.

Why do we need secure gateway?

Secure Web gateway solutions protect Web-surfing PCs from infection and enforce company policies. A secure Web gateway is a solution that filters unwanted software/malware from user-initiated Web/Internet traffic and enforces corporate and regulatory policy compliance.

How hard is it to spoof an IP address?

For end users, detecting IP spoofing is virtually impossible. They can minimize the risk of other types of spoofing, however, by using secure encryption protocols like HTTPS — and only surfing sites that also use them.

Does HTTP request contain IP address?

When you send a request to the server, the server need to know where to answer, it’s with your ip address. This is directly based on the TCP/IP protocol and in a lower level than web servers. Firebug displays only HTTP requests not the IP connection details.

What is the meaning of reverse proxy?

A reverse proxy server is a type of proxy server that typically sits behind the firewall in a private network and directs client requests to the appropriate backend server. A reverse proxy provides an additional level of abstraction and control to ensure the smooth flow of network traffic between clients and servers.

How does a web gateway work?

Web gateways start with URL filtering It blocks access to known malicious URLs and can form a buffer against zero day threats. It does this by recognizing new URLs that are similar to or the same as known malicious web servers.

What does a secure web gateway protect?

How does a secure gateway work?

How does a secure web gateway work? Secure web gateways are installed as a software component or a hardware device on the edge of the network or at user endpoints. The gateway monitors this traffic for malicious code, web application use, and all user/non-user attempted URL connections.