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Configuring database downloads
Administrator Help | Forcepoint Web Security and Forcepoint URL Filtering | v8.5.x
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Use the Settings > General > Database Download page to establish the schedule for automatic Master Database downloads. If you did not already enter the information in the Initial Setup Checklist, you can use this page to configure any proxy server or firewall settings that Filtering Service must use to download the database.
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Select Enable real-time security updates (default) to have Filtering Service check for security updates to the Master Database every 5 minutes. When a security update is detected, it is downloaded immediately.
Real-time security updates help reduce vulnerability to threats like new phishing (identity fraud) scams, rogue applications, and malicious code infecting a mainstream website or application while lightening the load on real-time analysis.
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Select the Download days for automatic downloads.
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Next to Download between, select a start time and end time between which Filtering Service attempts to download Master Database updates. By default, download occurs between 21:00 (9 p.m.) and 06:00 (6 a.m.), according to the time on the Filtering Service machine.
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Select Use proxy server or firewall if Filtering Service must access the Internet through a proxy server or a proxying firewall to download the Master Database. Then provide:
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The IPv4 address or hostname of the proxy server or firewall.
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The Port through which the database download must pass (8080, by default).
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If the proxy server or firewall configured above requires authentication to reach the Internet, select Use authentication, and then enter the User name and Password that Filtering Service should use to gain Internet access.
 
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By default, the user name and password are encoded to match the character set for the Policy Server machine's locale. This encoding can be configured manually via the Settings > General > Directory Services page (see Advanced directory settings).
Cloud Apps database
To support the ability to do policy enforcement and report on cloud applications, a Cloud Apps database is downloaded on a regular basis, using the schedule defined for the Master Database download.
A Cloud Apps database is included with your web protection software on each Cloud App Agent machine and each Cloud App Service machine. This cloud application database is used to enable basic functionality from the time you enter your subscription key.
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The database on the Cloud App Service machine is used for log data and reporting.
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The Cloud Apps database is also downloaded each time the Forcepoint Security Manager service (Websense TRITON - Web Security) starts. The exception to this is when Filtering Service is on-box with Security manager. If Filtering Service is on the same machine as Security Manager, database downloads are prompted by Filtering Service restarts only.
When Cloud App Agent starts, the latest database is loaded into memory for use with Filtering Service (for policy enforcement) or Security Manager (to provide cloud app information on the various pages).

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