Types of proxy servers

Proxy servers have different types based on performance and efficiency; You should use them according to your purpose.

Transparent Proxy
This type of Proxy server introduces itself to the website as a Proxy server by providing the user’s original IP Address to the site, Introducing the user to the web server, and it has elementary settings; Commonly used in schools and public libraries to filter content.

Anonymous Proxy
This type of proxy server specifies its identity for the website, but to protect the identity of the user and information related to the user’s browsing history, it prevents the transfer of the user’s original IP address to the website; One of the advantages is the display of websites that are relevant to your location.

Distorting proxy
This type also introduces itself as a Proxy server but does not provide the correct IP address to your website and basically uses the IP of other areas, which can also be beneficial for users.

High Anonymity proxy
High Anonymity proxy is the most private and secure method. It does not introduce itself as a proxy server and regularly provides different IP addresses to web servers; As a result, it is impossible to identify which traffic is related to which system.

HTTP Proxy

A common proxy that is based on the HTTP protocol and also supports the FTP protocol and is designed to use the content of websites.

This type of proxy using the HTTP protocol is more secure than HTTP and uses port 443; Usually, this type of proxy is used by hackers for intrusion and attacks such as Brute Force.

FTP Proxy
FTP Proxy with FTP protocol is designed to transfer files over the network, which can also limit the time of access, and access restrictions from external and internal networks; FTP Proxy uses port 21.

SMTP Proxy
The SMTP protocol is used to send and receive emails, and you can use it to determine the size and number of messages, filter the executive content of emails, and access email addresses. Some hackers use this proxy to send spam messages to emails.

Forward Proxy
This type of proxy is used to receive data from groups of users in the internal network by sending a request to the proxy server to check whether it continues to establish a connection or not?

With the help of forwarding Proxy, the possibility of administrative controls is provided in the simplest way, and the security of IP addresses of individuals in the network is provided. Still, it can face limitations in meeting the needs of the end-users of an organization.

SSL Proxy
This type of proxy uses the secure SSL protocol to decrypt between the server and the client, and because of the data encryption in both the server and the client, the proxy hides its identity.

This proxy type is effective for organizations that need more protection against threats. Also, if SSL Proxy is used in connection with a website, because of Google’s attention to SSL, it impacts the site’s search engine rankings.