● Proxy acts as an intermediary for request ofclients and seeks resource from differentserver by using Buy proxy.● A client connected to, two proxy serverrequesting some services which areavailable and the proxy server evaluate therequest as the way to simplify and control itscomplexity.Proxy
Uses● keeps the machine behind it for security.● It helps to prevent downloading the samecontent multiple times.● Scan outbound content.● To log or audit usages.● To access prohibited sites or sites filtered byyour IPS with Private proxy● Bypass security or parental control.
Purpose of Proxy serverIt dramatically improvesperformance for a groupof users, as it saves therequest for certainamount of time.It can also be used tofilter requests.
Advantages1. It is used to enhance security and privacywhile surfing. 2. It is use to speed up thebrowsing and access of data in networkbecause of cache.3. It is used for bypassing blocked sites inschool, offices and allow access to parentalblock data.4. It is used for keeping log.5. It prevents your account from getting hacked.
Disadvantages1. Caching will increase data access speed, butat the same time the proxy server owner cankeep a look on the cache and there they mayfind password, username etc.2. Even if the person using proxy and he/she ison encrypted connection/network, still thenthere are some techniques for intercepting bothTLS and SSL encrypted connections.