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Patch Manager Plus requires connection to reach the internet in order to perform the following operations:

  • Synchronize latest patch details 
  • Download patches from respective vendors website

Patch Manager Plus periodically updates the vulnerability database with that of the Central Patch Repository that resides at Zoho Corp.'s site.  You can choose one of the following methods to configure proxy in your network:

Direct Connection to Internet

  1. Click the Admin tab

  2. Under Patch Settings, click Proxy Settings link. This opens the Proxy Settings page.

  3. Select the "Direct Connection to the Internet" option and click OK.

HTTP Proxy Configuration

  1. Click the Admin tab to invoke the Admin page.

  2. Under Patch Settings, click Proxy Settings link. This opens the Proxy Settings page.

  3. Select the "Manual Proxy Configurations" option and specify the Proxy host, port, user name and password of the HTTP Proxy.

  4. Click OK to save the configuration.

No Connection to Internet

You can choose this option, if your Desktop Central Server does not have connection to internet or the server is located in a closed network like DMZ. By Choosing this option, you can download the missing patches manually using a special tool exclusively designed for patch management. Refer to this document to learn more about Patch Management for Closed Network.

Configure Automatically using Script

Using this option, you can automate the proxy configuration using a script. All the required specifications, can be customized in a script and the Proxy PAC URL can be specified. You will have to provide the authentication details for configuring the proxy.