A proxy is a computer that acts as an intermediary between your computer and the Internet.

forward proxy is typically used in an enterprise setting. Enterprise settings often have strict security policies that require all outgoing traffic to go through a proxy server. The forward proxy ensures that all traffic is monitored and controlled by the IT department. 

reverse proxy can act as a firewall between the Internet and a private network, blocking all incoming traffic that the administrator does not expressly permit. In addition, a reverse proxy protects the network from denial-of-service attacks, port scans, and other hacking attempts by blocking direct access to a private network.

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Having started his career in 1999 as a Desktop Support Engineer, Anto soon changed paths and became a developer. After several years of development experience, he transitioned into a consultant. As an enterprise application consultant for a leading SaaS software provider, Anto specializes in AWS's serverless technologies. By day, Anto focuses on helping customers leverage the power of serverless technologies. By night, he indulges his passion for cloud computing by playing with Python and trying out things that are currently beyond the scope of his work. Sometimes Anto needs help as there are not enough hours at night. So Anto relies on a team of fellow Cloud enthusiasts to help him out. Each one is a Cloud expert in their own right, and Anto takes great pride in helping them learn and grow.

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