Overview of Connect, Install, and Configure
The Web Security appliance provides three modes of operation: Standard, Cloud Web Security Connector, and Cisco Defense Orchestrator.
The Standard mode of Web Security appliance operation includes on-site Web Proxy services and Layer-4 traffic monitoring, which are not available in the Cloud Web Security Connector mode.
In Cloud Web Security Connector mode, the appliance connects to and routes traffic to a Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS) proxy, where Web security policies are enforced.
In the Cisco Defense Orchestrator mode, the appliance is on-boarded to the Cisco Defense Orchestrator. Policy management, and optionally, reporting, is carried out through the Cisco Defense Orchestrator. See Configuration Changes and Constraints in Cisco Defense Orchestrator Modefor more information on the configuration changes and constraints.
The appliance has multiple network ports, with each assigned to manage one or more specific data types.
The appliance uses network routes, DNS, VLANs, and other settings and services to manage network connectivity and traffic interception. The System Setup Wizard lets you set up basic services and settings, while the appliance’s Web interface lets you modify settings and configure additional options.