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Configuring WCCP

Note: This topic applies to the Leeds Release.

Guardian can be added to a Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) cache engine cluster. When enabled, Guardian broadcasts its availability to a nominated WCCP-compatible router.

The WCCP-compatible router can forward web traffic and perform load balancing across all the WCCP capable proxies it is aware of. Both HTTP and HTTPS traffic can be transparently proxied via WCCP.

Note: WCCP-compatible routers forward web traffic in a transparent mode over a GRE tunnel, therefore you must configure a transparent authentication policy for the interface which will receive redirected traffic. For information about transparent authentication policies, see Transparent Authentication Policies.

For more information about configuring WCCP on your router, refer to the documentation that accompanies your router.