Have a computer with an Ethernet port for initial setup.
(Required for physical appliance only.)
Connect a computer to the management port on Symantec Web Gateway to initially configure it. Any computer and operating system works for this purpose. This computer must have a supported Web browser to access the Web GUI.
Decide on an administrator user name and password.
Decide on an administrator name and password for access to the Web GUI. The primary administrator can create additional administrator accounts for access to the Web GUI.
Decide on an email address.
Specify an email address in the setup wizard. Symantec Web Gateway sends alerts and reports to this email address. If you click the Forgot Password? link on the Logon page, and Symantec Web Gateway sends a new password to this address.
Have your license file in an accessible location.
A Symantec license file typically has the extension .slf. When you register your software license, Symantec emails you a license file. Put the license file in a location that is accessible from the computer on which you plan to run the setup wizard. Symantec provides a two week grace period with Symantec Web Gateway functionality if you run the setup wizard without a license.
The following types of licenses are available for Symantec Web Gateway:
Symantec Web Gateway license file
The Symantec Web Gateway license enables Symantec Web Gateway to detect spyware, viruses, botnet infections, enforce application control, and enable Insight reputation-based security.
URL filtering license file
In addition to the features in the Symantec Web Gateway license, the URL filtering license lets you monitor or block access to Web pages based on categorization.
Know your IP address and related network settings for the Symantec Web Gateway appliance.
Determine if you intend to use a single IP address or two IP addresses.
With one IP address, you can use a static address or you can rely on DHCP. Symantec recommends that you use a static IP address.
The two IP address configuration is recommended if you plan to connect Symantec Web Gateway in the inline network configuration. Symantec Web Gateway requires two IP addresses if you intend to install Symantec Web Gateway in a proxy configuration. The IP addresses must be static and in different subnets.
In the two IP address configuration, Symantec Web Gateway uses one IP address for communication with the Web GUI through the management port. Symantec Web Gateway uses the other IP address for communication with the user. For example, Symantec Web Gateway uses this IP address to send the end user blocking pages and authentication requests. The two IP addresses must be on different networks.
To specify a static IP address for Symantec Web Gateway, obtain an IP address in your network that is not in use by another computer.
You need the following network settings for a static IP address:
Secondary DNS (optional)
DNS suffix (optional)
Know your external proxy information.
An external proxy is not required for Symantec Web Gateway to function. However, if Symantec Web Gateway uses an external proxy or users access the Internet through an external proxy, you must specify the following information:
Proxy IP address and port for Symantec Web Gateway to use for Internet access
The external proxy must permit access to the Internet without the need for authentication.
HTTP proxy ports that users use to access the Internet
Know your DNS IP address and suffix.
If you intend to use DNS, you must provide a DNS address. Optionally, you can provide a second DNS address and a DNS suffix.
Have a list of your internal subnets.
You must specify your internal subnets in Symantec Web Gateway after you run the setup wizard.
Have up to five normal and two crossover Ethernet cables.
You need up to four normal and up to two crossover Ethernet cables. The number of cables that you need depends on your network configuration and the number of LAN and WAN ports on the appliance. Crossover Ethernet cables are included with your appliance. The Ethernet cables should have the typical RJ-45 (8P8C) jacks.