Wireless validating identity certificate
Web proxies are the most common means of bypassing government censorship, although no more than 3% of Internet users use any circumvention tools.
It may also communicate to daemon-based and/or ICAP-based antivirus software to provide security against virus and other malware by scanning incoming content in real time before it enters the network.
Web filtering proxies are not able to peer inside secure sockets HTTP transactions, assuming the chain-of-trust of SSL/TLS (Transport Layer Security) has not been tampered with.
The SSL/TLS chain-of-trust relies on trusted root certificate authorities.
The use of "reverse" originates in its counterpart "forward proxy" since the reverse proxy sits closer to the web server and serves only a restricted set of websites.
There are several reasons for installing reverse proxy servers: A content-filtering web proxy server provides administrative control over the content that may be relayed in one or both directions through the proxy.