Proxy Server Software

yagerlegiyagerlegi Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello, We are in the process of setting up a new server environment. Does anybody have a recommendation for Proxy server software?


  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    Forward or reverse? I'm assuming you mean forward.

    Free/opensource, or proprietary?

    What are your business requirements? Budget? Users? Server capacity? Network pipes? Amount of offices and locations?

    Users should not know a forward web proxy is there unless you are doing block pages. Otherwise, a proxy could be very visible in a bad way if not done correctly.

    If reverse, what kind of web applications are you fronting? Will it require custom login pages, varying authentication schemes, separate identity management, fitting into a DMZ network scenario, federation?

    Also, do you have any admins with *nix skills?
  • yagerlegiyagerlegi Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you so much for taking the time to answer thoroughly.

    It will be for both forward /reverse. It will be a web application that will require a user to login.
    looking for free/open source.
    There should be about 100 users- in 10 different locations.

    Sorry, I don’t have any linux skills.
  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    Nginx has some reverse proxy features and is available on Windows natively
    Squid is a forward proxy utilizing Apache and can be installed on Windows with some effort

    Both of these tools are free but run optimally on linux so YMMV.
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