HTTP-Proxy allow or deny app

L2 Linker

HTTP-Proxy allow or deny app

Hi Everyone,

I have a inbound rule in place fro my forward facing web-server and am tightning the policy down to only allow a few apps and a few default ports ssl and web-browsing


When i was looking at what traffic was hitting the rule, Isaw the following applications


SSL 443 = iexpected

web-browsing (80) =expected


however i am noticing


http-proxy on port 80


My Q.

Is the  HTTP-proxy application something I need to allow is this legitimate traffic , or is this something that should be denied ?



and thanks in advance






L7 Applicator

Re: HTTP-Proxy allow or deny app

You won't need http-proxy.  This is when your users are trying to evade url filtering by using and outside proxy service.


You can find the detailed definitions in the applipedia on the web site or inside the web UI on the box.



Steve Puluka BSEET - IP Architect - DQE Communications (Metro Ethernet/ISP)
ACE PanOS 6; ACE PanOS 7; ASE 3.0; PSE 7.0 Foundations & Associate in Platform; Cyber Security; Data Center
L2 Linker

Re: HTTP-Proxy allow or deny app

Thankyou Steve,

for a direct and simple answer, very much appreciated.


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