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Proxy Servers

Proxy servers act as an intermediary between a user and a web server.

Proxy Server Diagram

Proxy servers have the following main functions:

  • Using cache, they can speed up access to a website by storing the pages after the first visit. On later visits, the cache versions are used instead of the web server.
  • Keep your identity (IP address) secret, accessing the internet via the proxy identity.
  • Can serve as an additional firewall, providing greater protection from online threats.
  • Allows internet traffic to be filtered, enabling the blocking of individual websites.
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