Proxy Servers for a Small Business Network

By Gerry Blackwell
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Small Business Networking

If you're not familiar with a proxy server, or how it can help your small business network, this is the right article for you. Among other functions, proxy servers act as a sort of secure gatekeeper between your network and the Wild West environment that is the Internet.

Our sister site, PracticallyNetworked.com outlines just about everything you need to know about proxy servers: what they are, how they work, and the various networking chores they're designed to handle. For example, you'll learn how they can help you to enforce Web-use policies.

In addition, the article discusses how to choose a proxy, and it even details proxy services and why you might want one.

To network administrators for large networks, the need for proxy servers -- intermediaries that stand sentinel between an internal network and the open Internet -- is so basic, it goes almost without saying. But in smaller organizations that lack dedicated IT resources, the need may not be quite so self-evident.

Read the complete article: Does Your Network Need a Proxy Server?

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This article was originally published on March 11, 2011
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