Always Networks Blog - IronPort

Replacing a failed Cisco Ironport Web Security Appliance Proxy

Recently we had a Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) Proxy fail. When I say fail, I mean a single stick of RAM failed after a reboot. Cisco said RAM isn't replaceable so we had to RMA the whole box (odd for a device that is basically a rebadged server...maybe I have a money saving idea for you Cisco!)

There were a few steps to …

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IronPort Proxy Logs - Viewing something useful

One of the most frustrating things about working with the IronPort proxy servers is how difficult it is to view the log files. The logs are stored on the proxy server in text files - these are often multiple gigabytes in size - downloading takes an age, and opening them in Windows is next to impossible.

Fortunately, if you SSH to the management interface of the proxy …

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