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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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Another basic web filtering term is "anonymous proxies." These are tools that blind activity to the internet, making it untraceable.
This feature also ties into the software's new bot control identification layer, which proactively identifies whether in-bound traffic is coming from legitimate search engines or botnets, anonymous proxies, malicious sources or large scale automated attacks.
Bloxx is a step ahead of traditional list-based filters, because it can guard against anonymous proxies, Doyle said.
Hacktivist groups have been successful in using well known, off-the-shelf attack techniques such as SQL Injection, which is one of the most common attack techniques seen in the Internet; and * Anonymous proxies have more than quadrupled in number compared to three years earlier.
<p>In the report, IBM also drew attention to growth in the "anonymous proxy," defined as Web proxies that "allow users to enter a URL on a Web form instead of directly visiting the target Web site." IBM warns that if a Web filter is not set up to monitor or block anonymous proxies then the activity that might otherwise be stopped will bypass the filter and allow the user to visit the disallowed Web page.
The company said that with the release of version 5.0 the appliance range now includes enhanced protection against secure anonymous proxies and improved real-time monitoring and reporting.