A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource available from a different server and the proxy server evaluates the request as a way to simplify and control its complexity.Proxies were invented to add structure and encapsulation to distributed systems.A reverse proxy (or surrogate) is a proxy server that appears to clients to be an ordinary server.
Nine of the 12 services available when Verify finally launched in May 2016 also offered alternative ways for users to identify and authenticate themselves, confusing the online experience for users.
This figure depicts risk to managed assets if an attacker gains control of a user workstation where sensitive credentials are used.
An attacker in control of an operating system has numerous ways in which to illicitly gain access to all activity on the workstation and impersonate the legitimate account.
An anonymous open proxy allows users to conceal their IP address while browsing the Web or using other Internet services.
There are varying degrees of anonymity however, as well as a number of methods of 'tricking' the client into revealing itself regardless of the proxy being used.