What is a McAfee Web Gateway?
The McAfee Web Gateway is a Web Security Gateway, preventing unauthorized traffic from infiltrating an organization's network. Manufactured by McAfee, a cybersecurity company, the McAfee Web Gateway offers comprehensive security measures for every aspect of web traffic in a high-performance appliance software architecture.
For user-initiated web requests, the McAfee Web Gateway's first task is to enforce an organization's internet use policy. This includes enforcing rules about accessing specific types of web content, preventing downloading of certain files, and even setting time-based rules for web usage. By serving as a powerful gatekeeper, the McAfee Web Gateway ensures that all web-based interactions align with the security standards set by the organization.
Features include real-time analysis of incoming and outgoing web traffic, advanced threat protection capabilities, data loss prevention, and the ability to encrypt sensitive data.
How to monitor McAfee Web Gateways?
ServicePilot makes it very easy to monitor McAfee Web Gateways. Simply configure the SNMP interface of the McAfee Web Gateway. Then use the ServicePilot web interface to add a resource from the ServicePilot security-mcafee-web-gatway package.
The monitoring statistics gathered in this way include:
- Connections Statistics
- FTP Statistics
- HTTP/S Statistics
- System Stats
- Categories Statistics
How to install a mcafee-web-gateway resource?
- Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
- Add a new mcafee-web-gateway resource via the web interface (
/prmresources) or via API (
/prmpackagespage), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.
Details of the mcafee-web-gateway package are located in the
/prmpackagespage of the software.
ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.
By correlating the technology MCAFEE WEB GATEWAY with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.
This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.