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proxy server

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(Computer Science) computing a computer that acts as an intermediary between a client machine and a server, caching information to save access time
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Blogging from a hotspot or through a proxy server can obscure the true identity of the blogger.
Security solutions provider FaceTime Communications announced on Wednesday support for the Squid proxy server in its secure web gateway, Unified Security Gateway (USG) v3.
lt;p>A proxy server can allow someone to access a Web site or a Web service anonymously.
Currently, the proxy server executes the user registration process and each user (client) executes the SIP call connection process through the proxy server to provide SIP services.
In my experience as Brock University's digital services librarian, this amounts to configuring and, more importantly, testing your proxy server so that it connects to those resources.
Historically, enterprises have managed Internet access by means of proxy server software installed on general-purpose servers, and a large percentage of companies still do.
Students at NPS are able to connect to the library's Web sites from home though a proxy server.
WebSense has Web-page requests pass through some control point (firewall, proxy server or caching device), where it checks them against a customizable set of parameters before sending along.
This positioning in the network gives the proxy server the capability to provide several key functions," says Toby Penn, senior security engineer at Russell.
Netegrity, has a new reverse proxy server product which provides a secure gateway into a company's Web site.
A proxy server is slightly different from a firewall in that a proxy server does not allow direct access to an authorized computer system.
To that end, Kentucky Education Technology System (KETS) is funding the installation of Microsoft Proxy Server software in every school and district office in the state.