What is the use of a reverse proxy?

A reverse proxy sits between a client and a network service, such as a Web site. The three most important features that reverse proxies provide are security, load balancing, and ease of maintenance. Reverse proxies can also play a role in identity branding and optimization.

1. Strengthen cyber security

You can create and configure reverse proxies to forward requests to one or more internal servers, depending on the nature of client requests.

2. Reverse proxy load balancing

If too much Internet traffic slows the system down, you can use load balancing to distribute the traffic to one or more servers to improve overall performance.

3. Cache common data to improve performance

If you provide a lot of static content, such as images and videos, you can set up a reverse proxy to cache some of that content. Doing so can relieve pressure on internal services.

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