Why Use a Proxy
If your network configuration restricts outbound traffic, you can proxy all agent traffic through one or several hosts that have more permissive outbound policies.
You have a few options to send traffic to Datadog over SSL/TLS for hosts that are not directly connected to the internet.
- Using a web proxy (e.g. Squid, Microsoft Web Proxy) that is already deployed in your network
- Using HAProxy (High volume solution. A single HAProxy instance can accommodate traffic from ~1000 Datadog agents)
- Using the agent as a proxy (for up to 16 agents per proxy, only on Agent 5)
For specifics reference: https://docs.datadoghq.com/agent/proxy/