Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Reverse Proxy


Reverse Proxy is offered by to increase the security level for internal servers on the network. Reverse Proxy works by listening for HTTP requests by enabling the proxy server to capture incoming requests to an internal Web server and to reply for that server. This provides a measure of security for an internal Web server that might contain sensitive information or be vulnerable to hackers’ attacks. Since the proxy server handles requests, the outside user never sees the internal server. Configuring the Web server to sit behind the protection of the proxy server provides an essential layer of defense against hackers. Enabling reverse proxying is discussed in a later section.





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