Anonymity and privacy are wonderful concepts. But lately, it seems that both concepts of style are unattainable on the web. Therefore, we periodically consider helpers such as VPN, Tor and Fineproxy. You should have heard these concepts, and surely used these technologies to maintain anonymity and bypass blocking.
Proxies can be divided into three types: transparent, anonymous, and reverse. Let’s take a closer look at what they are and what the differences are.
Transparent (Transparent Proxy)
An open proxy does not change user data. It handles all HTTP traffic and does not mask the IP address. This type is most often used by system administrators in offices to restrict employees’ access to certain web resources. This virtual machine provides fast loading sites. Its disadvantage is the low level of data protection.
Anonymous (Anonymous Proxy)
The anonymous proxy changes the user’s IP address. In this way, it ensures the anonymity of the requests that we send to the network. This type slightly slows down the process of receiving a response in an Internet environment, but the user’s actions remain confidential.
Reverse (Reverse Proxy)
A reverse proxy type is a virtual machine that retrieves web pages on behalf of a client from one or more VMs. The user then receives a response as if it came directly from the proxy server.
Online Security Practices
In addition to using proxy servers, there are other data protection technologies. These include a virtual private network, which is abbreviated as a VPN. The work of the Virtual Private Network passes through the global network. The use of data encryption techniques and other security measures allow a person to safely go online. Both systems provide Internet users with protection from hacker attacks and espionage by providers. Each of these security technologies has its strengths and weaknesses.