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ALSO CALLED: Proxy Servers
DEFINITION: In an enterprise that uses the Internet, a proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediary between a workstation user and the Internet so that the enterprise can ensure security, administrative control, and caching service. A proxy server is associated with or part of a gateway server that separates the enterprise network from the outside network and a firewall server that protects the enterprise  … 
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Still Using Proxies for URL Filtering? There's a Better Way
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource discusses a next-generation security solution that combines firewall and threat prevention technologies to provide the network visibility and control that proxy-based devices just can't offer.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

Palo Alto Networks

A Technical Review of Caching Technologies
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: The goal of this white paper is to discuss the role of caching, describe in detail how object caching and byte caching works, and show how these caching technologies work together to deliver true performance differentiation.
Posted: 29 Jun 2009 | Published: 17 Dec 2007

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PROXY SERVER HARDWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  network from outside intrusion.A proxy server receives a request for an Internet service (such as a Web page request) from a user. If it passes filtering requirements, the proxy server, assuming it is also a cache server , looks in its local cache of previously downloaded Web pages. If it finds the page, it returns it to the user without needing to forward the request to the Internet. If the page is not in the cache, the proxy server, acting as a client on behalf of the user, uses one of its own IP addresses to request the page from the server out on the Internet. When the page is returned, the … 
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