Monitoring and filtering
A content-filtering web proxy server provides control over the content that may be sent in one or both directions through the proxy. It is commonly used in both commercial and non-commercial organizations to ensure that Internet usage conforms to acceptable use policy.
A content filtering proxy will often support user authentication to control web access. It may also communicate to proxy server and/or ICAP-based antivirus software to provide security against virus and other malware by scanning incoming content in real time before it enters the network.
Many organizations restrict the web sites and online services that are accessible and available in their buildings.
Filtering of encrypted data
Web filtering proxies are not able to peer inside secure sockets HTTP transactions, assuming the chain-of-trust of SSL/TLS (Transport Layer Security) has not been tampered with.
Bypassing filters and censorship
If the destination server filters content based on the origin of the request, the use of a proxy can circumvent this filter. For example, a server using IP-based geolocation to restrict its service to a certain country can be accessed using a proxy located in that country to access the service.
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