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.