Forward Proxy vs. Reverse Proxy Servers

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Forward Proxy vs. Reverse Proxy. What's the Difference?

A forward proxy acts on behalf of clients, controlling access to internet resources, enhancing security, and enforcing policies. Conversely, a reverse proxy serves on behalf of servers, managing requests from external clients, providing load balancing, and increasing security by concealing server identities. Forward proxies protect internal network clients; reverse proxies safeguard servers from external threats.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT, Reverse Proxy, proxy server, forward proxy, load balancing, reverse proxy server

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