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What is Proxy Servers ?

What is Proxy Servers ?

What is Proxy Servers

Proxy Servers is an appliance or applications that act as an intermediary for communicating between computers.

From Security point of view, a proxy servers can do be use as :

- Protect the anonymity of the originating computer
- Communication between two computers never deal direct with each others.
- Packets that are not configured to be forwarded are dropped before reaching the destination computers.

If malicious code is sent, it will affect the proxy server without affecting the originating or sending computers.

Proxy Servers can perform a number of roles including :

- Content filtering
- Caching
- DNS Proxy
- Bypassing Filters and Censorship
- Logging and Eavesdropping
- Getaways to Private Networks
- Accessing service anonymysly

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