Definition: An intermediary or service that takes requests from clients and forwards those requests to another server. A proxy can be used to filter content, anonymize requests, or control access to certain resources.
Anonymity: Can mask the user's IP address to enhance privacy.
Caching: Stores frequently requested content to reduce response time.
Security: Can serve as a protective layer against malicious websites or content.
Web Filtering: Blocks or allows access to specific websites based on corporate policies.
Anonymous Browsing: Hides the user's identity for increased privacy.
Network Performance: Reduces bandwidth usage through content caching.