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Requirements for the proxy and language settings in products based on Aether Platform

Information applies to:

Products
Panda Adaptive Defense 360 on Aether PlatformPanda Adaptive Defense on Aether Platform
Panda Endpoint Protection on Aether PlatformPanda Endpoint Protection Plus on Aether Platform

Panda Adaptive Defense 360 enables you to use the proxy installed on the organization?s network to access the Panda cloud. We recommend that you use a computer with the Panda Adaptive Defense 360 proxy role assigned only for isolated computers which do not have access to a corporate proxy.

NOTE: Proxy computers cannot download patches or updates through the Panda Patch Management module. Only computers with direct access to the Panda Security cloud or with indirect access through a corporate proxy can download patches.

Proxy computers can serve a variable number of devices, depending on the hardware resources installed. As a general rule, a proxy computer can serve a maximum of 100 computers.

Requirements for designating a computer as a proxy
  • Windows operating system and Panda Adaptive Defense 360 product installed.
  • Support for the 8.3 filename format. For more information on file name requirements, see this MSDN article.
  • TCP port 3128 must not be in use by other applications.
  • Port 3128 open for inbound and outbound connections.
  • The proxy computer name must be resolved from the computer that uses it. For further information, see Internet connections through proxy in products based on Aether article.

Configuring a computer as a proxy server

  1. Click the Network settings tab. Select an existing Proxy and language settings profile or create a new one.
  2. Expand the Proxy section and select Adaptive Defense 360 proxy.
  3. Click Select computer...
  4. In the computer selection window, click Add proxy server. A list will be displayed with all managed computers that haven't been designated as proxy server yet.
  5. Select the computers that will act as a proxy server for all other workstations and servers protected by Adaptive Defense 360.

    NOTE: For Linux, it is not possible to add more than one machine as proxy, therefore, there is no fallback mechanism in place.
Revoking the proxy role

  • Click the Network settings tab. Select an existing Proxy and language settings profile or create a new one.
  • Expand the Proxy section and select Adaptive Defense 360 proxy.
  • Click Select computer..
  • Click the icon of the computer that you want to stop acting as a proxy.
Fallback mechanism

When a Panda agent cannot connect to the Aether platform, in Windows, the following fallback logic is applied to restore the connection via other means:

  • If the Internet connection is configured via corporate proxy or Panda Adaptive Defense 360 proxy and there is no response, an attempt is made to connect directly.
  • Internet Explorer: The Panda agent tries to recover the Internet Explorer proxy settings with the profile of the user logged in to the computer.

    • If the configuration of the proxy credentials is defined explicitly, this method can?t be used.
    • If the Internet Explorer proxy settings use PAC (Proxy Auto-Config) the URL is obtained from the settings file, provided that the protocol is HTTP or HTTPS.
  • WinHTTP / WinInet: The default proxy settings are read.
  • WPAD (Web Proxy Auto-discovery Protocol): A request is sent to the network via DNS or DHCP to get the URL that points to the PAC settings file.
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