ETP Client

ETP Client is a client agent that directs DNS and web traffic to Enterprise Threat Protector for analysis. ETP Client allows you to apply ETP policy to requests that are made inside and outside the corporate network.

Depending on the policy and client configuration in ETP, as well as your organization’s product license, ETP Client can:
  • Forward DNS traffic. ETP Client forwards DNS traffic when this configuration applies:
    • ETP Proxy is not enabled. In this situation, ETP Client forwards only DNS traffic to ETP.
    • ETP Proxy is enabled as a selective proxy.

    This behavior is supported when a user is on or off the corporate network. It's also available with all supported versions of the client that you can download in ETP. For more information, see ETP Client for DNS only.

  • Forward all web traffic. You can configure ETP Client to forward all web traffic to ETP Proxy for analysis. This occurs when you set ETP Client as the local web proxy on the user’s device or you use ETP Client with an existing enterprise proxy.

    This functionality is supported when a user is on or off the corporate network. It's available with version 3.0.4 or later of the client. Your organization must be licensed for ETP Advanced Threat to forward all traffic to ETP Proxy. For more information, see ETP Client for web traffic.

Akamai offers both a desktop and mobile version of the client to protect enterprise devices. For more information, see Desktop Client and Mobile Client. You can also use ETP Client to protect a user’s personal device. For more information, see Bring your own device (BYOD) support.