Needing to get around the proxy

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Juice13610

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I don't know much about firewalls/proxys/etc. I was told yesterday by one of our IS security guys that in order for a certain Java app to work for one of our traders (using Market-Q [market-q.com]), his browser needed to point directly to the firewall and not to the proxy.

In IE, he cannot get the app to load on the website until he goes to Tools > Options and unchecks "Automatically detect settings." This will allow him to get out to market-q. However, when "Automatically detect" is unchecked, the browser won't get out to our group-policy-demanded home page, which is our intranet portal.

The security guy said that he attempted to set a route on the machine to where it would go directly through the firewall when going to market-q.com, whose IP starts 216.23 (or 30, I don't remember), but it didn't work.

Is there any way to set up an IE shortcut where the settings are actually different, but using the same browser?

Market-Q will only work in IE and switching the user to primarily Firefox isn't ideal.
 

TerryNet

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Two opinions:

No one familiar with the forum rules will feel comfortable offering help to defeat a proxy set up by an IT department.

Somebody in your IT department is the proper person to solve this. If the solution is against company policy it will be his/her head, not yours. :)
 

Juice13610

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Two opinions:

No one familiar with the forum rules will feel comfortable offering help to defeat a proxy set up by an IT department.

Somebody in your IT department is the proper person to solve this. If the solution is against company policy it will be his/her head, not yours. :)
Unfortunately, I am the person who have been told to solve this by our security technician. He said, and I quote "This is a desktop issue, not a security issue." What I said is exactly what he told me; I need to go directly through the firewall and bypass the proxy.
 

Juice13610

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Btw, I am a "Computer Support Specialist," making it my problem since the security guy says "this is a desktop issue."
 

TerryNet

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Good to make that clear. Now there should be a higher comfort level. :)

I don't have an answer, or even a suggestion, so cannot be of further help and will not be of further hindrance.

EDIT: Correction--I do have one suggestion. Click on 'Report' and ask for this thread to be moved to the Networking forum. That is frequented by more professionals who can probably help.
 
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