Web Security Service Access Methods

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Article ID: 168150

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Products

Web Security Service - WSS

Issue/Introduction

What are the current Access methods that the Web Security Service (WSS) has and a brief description of them?

 

Resolution

Access Methods

  1. Explicit Proxy (PAC File Management Service/SEP)
  2. Unified Agent (Windows/Mac)
  3. iOS and Android (SEP-Mobile)  
  4. Proxy Forwarding (ProxySG/ASG/Microsoft)
  5. IPsec/VPN/firewall/Explicit over IPsec
To assist you when considering how to send traffic to the WSS, this document discusses the use cases and best practices for each Access Method.

Resources:
Authentication/Authorization

Most Access Methods require the installation of the Auth Connector (BCCA), which runs on a Windows AD server (Member Server or Domain Controller), or integration with existing SAML to identify users.
 
 

Fixed Location Connectivity:

VPN/IPsec; Explicit Over IPsec; Proxy Forwarding; SD-WAN

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/symantec-security-software/web-and-network-security/web-security-service/Help/Connectivity_3/conn-fixed-select.html

Endpoints

Unified Agent; SEP (w/Seamless Auth); Cloud Connect Defense (Windows 10 app); Mobile (SEP-Mobile, Android app, ChromeOS). Select any of these options from the following link for more details:
https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/symantec-security-software/web-and-network-security/web-security-service/Help/Connectivity_3/conn-matrix.html