Custom proxy servers offer gateway between internet and network computer. They are mostly used within corporate networks. However, users can access open proxy server on net.
Custom proxies offer speed and security for net users. Custom proxy server settings are usually entered into the browser, making the computer use proxy server for connecting to the net.
Custom proxies allow many systems to connect and channel traffic to the internet simultaneously. These servers help webmasters to block users from accessing malicious content.
Custom servers help cache pages. Hence, users connected to servers are offered saved web page copies thereby speeding up the user's browsing process.
Usually, custom proxies are found on local network. However, some administrators permit connections from other internet users. These are known as proxies.
Custom server settings are usually configured in the user's browser. The main online browsers - Fire fox, internet explorer and chrome, all include custom proxy server settings available through the main browser menu.
After configuration by the system administrator, the settings are locked, so users can't change them. The three settings required for custom settings are the port, address to the server and the protocol.
Custom Proxies Setting has passwords and usernames assigned to keep external users from accessing the server resources. This is vital for administrators protecting local intranet from malicious hackers.
Administrators also include filters, which prevents users from receiving viruses on their system computers and also remove access to hacking, social and porn sites.
When offering open internet proxy server, custom servers' settings are configured for server access. This leaves the server open for spammers who use it to post comments or send email or blogs for commercial benefits. For this, administrators need to keep logs to ensure that users don't access the server for unscrupulous causes.