April 20, 2014

Proxy Servers

A proxy server in a network architecture is what its name implies: a stand in.  A proxy server sits between corporate client machines and the Internet. Sometimes it is a stand-alone product; more often, it is functionality built into other software.  A forward proxy stands in the way of the Internet and receives data from client machines bound for the Internet and forwards it on on their behalf. A reverse proxy stands in the way of servers within the corporate network and receives data bound for them, and distributes it on.more