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Configuring Network Agent NIC settings
Administrator Help | Forcepoint Web Security and Forcepoint URL Filtering | v8.5.x
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Use the Network Agent > Local Settings > NIC Configuration page to specify how Network Agent uses each available network interface card (NIC) to monitor and manage network usage.
The NIC Information area provides the context for the changes that you make, showing the IP address, brief NIC Description, and card Name. Use this information to ensure that you are configuring the correct NIC.
Monitoring
In a multiple-NIC configuration, you can identify one NIC to monitor network traffic, and another NIC to serve block pages. At least one NIC must be used for monitoring, and more than one NIC can monitor traffic.
 
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Use the Monitoring section to indicate whether or not to Use this NIC to monitor traffic.
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If the NIC is used for monitoring, select the check box, and then click Configure. You are taken to the Configure Monitoring Behavior page. See Configuring Network Agent monitoring settings for a NIC for instructions.
Other NIC options
In addition to configuring monitoring options, you can also determine other NIC behaviors:
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Under Blocking, make sure that the appropriate NIC is listed in the Blocking NIC field. If you are configuring multiple NICs, the settings for each NIC should show the same value in this field. In other words, only one NIC is used for blocking.
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If you are running Forcepoint URL Filtering in Stand-Alone mode, Filter and log HTTP requests is selected, and cannot be changed.
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If you have Forcepoint Web Security, or if Forcepoint URL Filtering is integrated with a third-party product, use the Integrations options to indicate how this Network Agent should treat HTTP requests. Options that do not apply to your environment are disabled.
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Select Log HTTP requests to make Network Agent responsible for generating all HTTP-related Internet activity log records.
When this option is selected, only the log records that Network Agent creates are forwarded to Log Server for inclusion in the Log Database.
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Select Filter all requests not sent over HTTP ports to use Network Agent to manage only those requests not sent through the integration product.
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Check Filter non-HTTP protocol requests to activate Network Agent protocol management. See Managing access to categories, protocols, and cloud apps and Protocol-based policy enforcement for more information.
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Check Measure bandwidth usage by protocol to activate the Bandwidth Optimizer feature. Network Agent uses this NIC to track network bandwidth usage by each protocol or application. See Using Bandwidth Optimizer to manage bandwidth for more information.

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