Prevent IP/Subnet From Routing to the Web Security Service

IMPORTANT—This topic only applies to locations that use the Explicit Proxy and Unified Agent (v4.4+) Access Methods to connect to the SymantecWeb Security Service. All other access methods ignore any bypass domain configurations.

Some IP addresses or subnets do not require Symantec Web Security Service processing. For example, you want to exclude test networks. Configure the service to ignore these connections.

Notes

  • The Web Security Service allows an unlimited number of bypassed IP addresses/subnets.
  • Each time that a Unified Agent reconnects to the Web Security Service (for example, a user who takes a laptop off campus and connects through a non-corporate network), the client checks against any updates to the list.

Procedure—Manually Add IP Addresses

  1. In Service Mode, select the Network > Bypassed Sites > Bypassed IP/Subnets tab.
    1. Enter an IP/Subnet.
    2. (Optional) Enter a Comment.
    3. (Optional) Click the + icon to add another row for another entry.
    4. Click Add Bypass IP(s).

    The new entries display in the tab view. You can edit or delete any entry from here.

Import IP Address Entries From a Saved List

This procedure assumes that you have already created an accessible list (text file) of IP addresses to be bypassed. Each entry in the file must be on its own line.

  1. In Service Mode, select the Network > Bypassed Sites > Bypassed IP/Subnets tab.
  2. Click Add Bypass IP(s). The service displays the Add Bypass IP Address/Subnet dialog.
    1. Select Import From File.
    2. Click Browse. The service displays the File Upload dialog. Navigate to the file location and Open it.
    3. Click Add Bypass IP(s).

    All of the new entries display in the tab view. You can edit or delete any entry from here.