Proxy Servers for a Small Business Network

Friday Mar 11th 2011 by Gerry Blackwell

Can a proxy server help improve your small business network? Take a look at what it can do for your business.

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, 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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