DNSWatchGo clients behind Firebox

Were using DNSWatchGo on our notebooks and DNSWatch on our Fireboxes.
I suppose, we have DNS performance problems, when both are active. I checked one computer. DNS was set to ::1 and instead the "normal" DNS-Servers. Is it possible to deactivate DNSWatchGo automatically, when the machines runs in corporate network?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Have a nice weekend :)

Dirk Emmermacher


  • James_CarsonJames_Carson WatchGuard Representative

    Hi @Catweazle30169

    It's expected that the DNSWatchGO client will change the DNS addresses on the PC. This is how it captures all DNS traffic and ensures that it is being scanned.

    If DNSWatchGo is set up in conjunction with a Firebox on premise, this should speed up communications -- if you're having performance issues, I'd suggest opening a support case so that one of our technicians can look into what the performance issue might be.

    Thank you,

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

  • Hello James.
    Thanks for your answer. For the moment Its only a suspicion. The documentation don't give any informations here. I would expect, that DNSWatchGo knows, when the system is behind the corp firebox and let bypass DNS-traffic.

    Stay healthy!


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