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Anonymizing proxy

Anonymizing proxies allow the user to hide their web browsing activity. They are often used to bypass web security filters—e.g., to access blocked sites from a work computer.

Anonymizing proxies hold security and liability risks for organizations:

  • Security: The anonymizing proxy bypasses web security and allows users to access unauthorized webpages
  • Liability: Organizations can be legally liable if their computers are used to view pornography, hate material or to incite illegal behavior. There are also ramifications if users violate third-party licenses through illegal MP3, film and software downloads

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