A proxy server acts as a middle-man or a relay between the two parties. Usually, proxy servers are either computer systems or routers that exists between a client and a server to prevent any cyber attack or other criminal invasion.
The proxy server is a system over the internet that can accept any incoming packets or requests from the client’s end and send it to its destination server. This proxy server will protect the identity by offering a different IP address every time. In the corporate field, it helps in keeping the system anonymous and restraint caching which improves speed.
The proxy server responds to requests sent by the end-user, based on certain conditions. They are:
In other words, the proxy server performs both the roles of the client and the destination server, even though it is the middle man.
The benefits of a proxy server are as follows: