Proxy server

In large LAN networks, the connection of your computer to the internet can be mediated by a proxy server. If this is the case, the following settings need to be defined. If you do not define the settings, the program will not be able to update itself automatically. In ESET Server Security, proxy server setup is available in two different sections within the Advanced setup window (F5):

1.Advanced setup (F5) > Update > Profiles > Updates > Connection options > HTTP Proxy
This setting applies for the given update profile and is recommended for laptops that often receive modules from different locations.

2.Advanced setup (F5) > Tools > Proxy server
Specifying the proxy server at this level defines global proxy server settings for all of ESET Server Security. Parameters here will be used by all modules that connect to the internet.

To specify proxy server settings for this level, turn on the Use proxy server switch and then enter the address of the proxy server into the Proxy server field, along with the Port number of the proxy server.

Proxy server requires authentication

If network communication via proxy server requires authentication, enable this option and specify Username and Password.

Detect proxy server

Click Detect to automatically detect and populate proxy server settings. The parameters specified in Internet Explorer will be copied.


This feature does not retrieve authentication data (username and password); you must supply it.

Use direct connection if proxy is not available

If a product is configured to utilize HTTP Proxy and the proxy is unreachable, the product will bypass the proxy and communicate directly with ESET servers.