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ESET security product policy

Follow the steps below to set up ESET security product policy to use ESET Bridge as a global proxy for network traffic forwarding and caching ESET security product updates.

1.Open the ESET PROTECT Web Console in your web browser and log in.


ESET PROTECT All-in-one installer creates default HTTP Proxy Usage policies for ESET Management Agent and ESET security products applied to the All Static Group. The policies automatically configure ESET Management Agents and ESET security products on managed computers to use ESET Bridge as a Proxy for caching update packages.

If you have existing policies that apply to all Agents and computers, edit your existing policies rather than create new ones. In Policies, click the ESET security product (for example, ESET Endpoint for Windows) HTTP Proxy Usage policy > select icon_edit Edit > edit policy Settings (skip to Step 4).

2.Click Policies > New Policy.


3.In Basic, type the Name. You can also type the Description and Select tags.


4.Click Settings and select ESET Endpoint for Windows from the Select product drop-down menu.


The steps below show the ESET Endpoint Antivirus/Security for Windows policy configuration. You can similarly configure a policy for another ESET security product.

5.Click Tools > Proxy Server to define global proxy server settings for all ESET security product modules that require an internet connection:

a.Enable the toggle next to Use proxy server.

b.Type the IP address or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server where ESET Bridge is installed in the Proxy server field.

c.Ensure the port number matches the Port defined in the ESET Bridge Policy (default: 3128).

d.Click Edit next to Certificate Authorities and add the ESET PROTECT Certification authority to enable HTTPS traffic caching. ESET security products use the Certification Authority to validate the peer certificate from the ESET Bridge Policy.

e.If you created a Username and Password in the ESET Bridge Policy, type them in the appropriate fields. (Enable the toggle next to Proxy server requires authentication).

f.Keep the toggle next to Use direct connection if HTTP proxy is not available enabled to allow this fallback option (recommended). If you have configured the ESET security product to connect via proxy (ESET Bridge) and the proxy is unreachable, the ESET security product will bypass the proxy and communicate directly with ESET servers.



You can also set up proxy server settings under Update > Profiles > Updates > Connection options by selecting Connection through a proxy server from the Proxy mode drop-down menu. This setting applies to the given update profile, and we recommend it for laptops that often receive detection engine updates from remote locations.

6.Click Assign and assign the computers or groups as the policy targets. ESET security products on the assigned computers will use ESET Bridge  as a proxy (as configured in this policy).

7.Click Finish, or click Summary to see the policy overview and then click Finish.

When managed computers with ESET security products receive the policy, they will connect to ESET Bridge.