Managing the reverse proxy service

Note: To use the Reverse proxy service, you need a Unified Threat Management license.


  1. On the SERVICES menu, under the Proxies submenu, click Reverse proxy.
  2. Under the Global options section, click Enable and choose the SSL certificate to use to cater for HTTPS sites that use an SSL certificate.
    • If you use a custom certificate, click Choose File and upload the certificate and key to use.
  3. To turn on intrusion prevention, and configure a failback address, click Advanced ».
    • Make sure that Enable is selected.
    • Enter the IP address of the web server to fail back to if a request doesn't match an address already configured.
  4. Click Save to save the global options.
  5. Under the Manage rule section, enter a meaningful name for the reverse proxy rule.
  6. Enter the URL, domain or IP address of the site that you want to publish.
  7. Enter the protocol with the IP address or IP address and port of the web server.
  8. Click Save. The Smoothwall turns on and deploys the reverse proxy service and lists it in the Rules area.
  9. Repeat the steps to turn on, configure and deploy more rules.