Sunday, 28 March 2021

Proxy Server

What is Proxy Server?

A proxy server is a server application or software that acts as an intermediate between an endpoint device or acts as a gateway between you and the internet. Such as computer and another server from which a user or client is requesting a service.

The main purpose of a proxy servers is to improve performance and to filter requests. While HTTP, FTP, and Secure protocols can also be filtered by the proxy servers. It sits between the client application, such as a web browser and a real server. Therefore the proxy servers provides different levels of functionality, security, and privacy it depends on your needs or company policy. However, its helps to prevent an attacker from invading a private network and it is one of the tools to build a firewall.

Proxy Server Structure

Benefits of Proxy Server

  • Save Bandwidth
  • Improve Speed (Using a Caching System)
  • Improve Security
  • Privacy Benefits
  • Internet Usage Control
  • Access to the blocked Resource

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