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About Global Proxy

Note: This topic applies to the Hearst Release.

Global Proxy is a feature of the Smoothwall firewall products allowing direct connection to the Guardian web filter, through external interfaces, for remote devices.

Since this feature allows the web filter to be exposed as a public facing service, there is an additional layer of certificate security to reduce any potential risk from malicious abuse.

Global Proxy uses NTLM authentication, and allows remote access to the web filter for iOS devices (via iOS Global HTTP Proxy), Android tablets, Chromebook, Windows and OSX laptops.