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Using remote filtering software
Administrator Help | Forcepoint URL Filtering | v8.5.x
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When you add the Remote Filter Module to Forcepoint URL Filtering, your remote filtering software components are configured to monitor HTTP, SSL, and FTP traffic by default, and to apply a user-based policy or the Default policy. Remote filtering software does not apply policies to IP addresses (computers or network ranges).
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Remote filtering software includes the following components:
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Remote Filtering Server is installed inside your network's outermost firewall, and configured so that filtered machines outside the network can communicate with it.
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Remote Filtering Client is installed on supported client machines that are used outside the network.
All communication between Remote Filtering Client and Remote Filtering Server is authenticated and encrypted.
By default, when an HTTP, SSL, or FTP request is made from a machine with Remote Filtering Client installed:
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If the machine is inside the network, Remote Filtering Client takes no action. The request is passed to Network Agent or an integration product, and handled like other in-network Internet activity.
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If the machine is outside the network, Remote Filtering Client communicates with Remote Filtering Server over the configured port (80, by default).
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Complete information about planning for, deploying, and configuring remote filtering software is available in the Remote Filtering Software technical paper, available from support.forcepoint.com.

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