Enabling the HTTP/HTTPS proxy functionality can impact a performance in situations where proxied traffic would otherwise be accelerated by SecureXL.
In order to proxy the connection, the FireWall creates 2 separate connections:
- one from the client to the proxy
- and another between the proxy and the destination
Because of this, SecureXL cannot accelerate these packets.
It is further relevant to note that the HTTP/HTTPS proxy is NOT a caching proxy. It does not cache commonly visited web pages to provide faster local access to hosts on the LAN.