Proxy servers are fairly essential devices that should be part of a network’s perimeter defense strategy. They are devices that allow clients to indirectly access network services via a connection through them. In an enterprise environment, proxy servers are used to aid in enforcement of acceptable use and security policies.
There are a number of reasons for using a proxy server as part of securing a network but that is beyond the scope of this document.
One of the premier proxy servers available today is Squid. It is the most popular HTTP proxy available today, mainly because it is offers a comprehensive set of features, is highly configurable all while being open source and free. It runs on just about any Linux distribution and scales better than any other application of its kind.Read Full Story