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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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Policy and Network Security: The Application Layer Proxy
One advantage of this secure, "application layer proxy" arrangement--so-called because the SSL appliance generates a proxy, or a representation of the application, rather than the application itself--is that remote users can access various applications through native protocols such as Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) data for Windows-based applications, X11 data for UNIX applications or telnet data for IBM mainframe applications via a single-protocol, secure HTTP.

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