Server Proxies act as middlemen between the web and the web user. They are easily installed on the user’s network or computer, such as the business office. Server proxies were originally invented to speed web browsing for caching proxies. However, they can also be used for spying, web anonymity and content filtering.
Server proxies store frequently accessed resources that speed up the load time and saving bandwidth.
Server proxy content filtering, used in countries, businesses and schools, restrict access to certain sites and pages by using blacklisted site database or flagging sites that contain specific keywords.
Server proxies who circumvent override the content filtering proxy instructions for gaining access to blocked sites. Often, web tracking is tracked by search histories and IP addresses of inspecting visitors. Few proxy servers enable users to hide their IP address behind proxies to anonymously browse the web.
As anonymous web proxies permit browsing anonymity, hostile proxies eavesdrop on web browsing of the user. Before hitting the website, most reverse proxy servers send online requests through proxy.
As the traffic passes through, proxies encrypt the information, including password, before passing them into website.
Server proxies are firewall mechanized which substitutes a protected host network’s IP address with temporary addresses for data traffic. It makes decisions for authenticating the client or user’s IP address to establish connection to remote computers.
Server proxies act as intermediary or interface to connect two or more computers having different protocols, placed at remote areas over the net. When users try to connect to other users for connections, web pages and files available on database, the proxy server evaluates the connection based on the remote computer’s existing settings.
The moment the proxy server authenticates that the conditions are met, it makes the request on user’s behalf, establishing the connection.