Proxy VPN server
Learning More About How a VPN Works
A works by encrypting your Internet connection to keep your communications, data, location and other information private online. A VPN service exchanges your personal IP address with a remote VPN server's IP address, creating a level of privacy that you could not otherwise achieve while on a public server. When using VPN (virtual private network) technology, all network traffic, from voice to text to video, goes through a secure passageway between the client's computer and the VPN server. Often referred to as a "tunnel, " this passageway encrypts any information sent over the connection. This means when you send and receive data using a VPN, you don't need to worry about hackers or snoops intercepting your communications or violating your privacy.
Learning More About How a Proxy Works
Proxy servers work by acting as a 'go between' for your personal computer and the Internet. When you connect through a proxy server, the IP address of the proxy will appear for your computer, not your true IP. Like a VPN, it will appear that you are browsing from a different location than you actually are (the proxy server's location being the location displayed). This is often referred to as a "web filter." However, there are limitations to using proxies. Proxy settings are browser-based, so they secure traffic via the browser. Because of this, proxies only apply to Internet activity and only work with one of two protocols: SOCKS or HTTPS. Proxies allow for simultaneous connections and multiple users, and can be public or private. Based on this information, it can be easily interpreted that it might be less reliable to use a public proxy server than a private one. Proxies may also include advertisements.