Apache HTTP Proxy

Apache HTTP Proxy is a proxy service that can be used in combination with ESET Remote Administrator 6 and later to distribute updates to client computers. Apache HTTP Proxy performs a similar role to the mirror server feature popular in ESET Remote Administrator 5 and earlier.

Using Apache HTTP Proxy offers the following benefits:

Downloads and caches
- detection engine updates,
- activation tasks - communication with activation servers and caching of license requests,
- ERA repository data,
- product component updates,
and then distributes them to endpoint clients on your network.

Minimized internet traffic on your network.

Compared to the Mirror tool, which downloads all available data on ESET update servers, Apache HTTP Proxy downloads only data requested by ERA components or ESET endpoint products to reduce network load. If an endpoint client requests an update, Apache HTTP Proxy downloads it from ESET update servers, saves the update to its cache directory and serves it to the particular endpoint client. If another endpoint client requests the same update, Apache HTTP Proxy serves the download to the client directly from cache, so there is no additional download from ESET update servers.

The following scheme illustrates a proxy server (Apache HTTP Proxy) used to distribute ESET cloud traffic to all ERA components and ESET endpoint products.


Note that ERA Proxy (not Apache HTTP Proxy!) is used to collect and forward aggregated data from ERA components in a remote location (for example a branch office) to ERA Server in a primary location (for example a HQ office). Two locations are used to demonstrate different roles covered by ERA Proxy and Apache HTTP Proxy.

validation-status-icon-info What is the difference between ERA Proxy and Apache HTTP Proxy?


validation-status-icon-warning You can use a proxy chain, to add another proxy service to a remote location. Note that ERA does not support proxy chaining when proxies require authentication. You can use your own transparent web proxy solution, however there may be additional configuration required beyond what is mentioned here.


validation-status-icon-infoNOTE: For offline virus database updates, use the Mirror tool instead of Apache HTTP Proxy. This tool is available for both platforms (Windows and Linux).