How Proxy Works?
In a network of computers, a Proxy acts as an inter-mediator for requests from set of clients seeking resources from other set of servers. A Proxy while acting on the requests may filter the data based on specific requirement of the Proxy. Most web based Proxy's allows simple HTTP Content transfer like
- Anonymous browsing - To open website anonymously.
- Access to Blocked sites -You can access website block by isp or Government.
- Speed - Proxy's use caching .They can speed you up browsing.
- Malware protection -They save you from virus and malvares.
- Country/Region Restriction - Some sites have regional/country restrictions like some sites only provide some features to U.S citizens only...So people can use us proxy for it.
Uses of ProxiesA proxy server has a variety of potential purposes, including:
- To keep machines behind it anonymous, mainly for security.
- To speed up access to resources (using caching). Web proxies are commonly used to cache web pages from a web server
- To log / audit usage, e.g. to provide company employee Internet usage reporting.
- To scan transmitted content for malware before delivery.
- To scan outbound content, e.g., for data loss prevention.
- Access enhancement/restriction
- To prevent downloading the same content multiple times (and save bandwidth).