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HTTPS proxy definition

The HTTPS proxy is a request/response protocol that allows servers and clients to communicate with each other. You can use it to secure the data that you transmit over Wi-Fi, especially transactions and communications. In other words, the HTTPS proxy keeps you safe while you’re paying for something online. You can use the HTTPS proxy to inspect the HTTPS traffic that clients request on your network. Also, you can use it to secure a web server protected by a Firebox.

HTTPS is a newer, more secure extension to HTTP. It uses a digital certificate to secure connections, authenticate the web server identity, and exchange the shared key. It can encrypt data with different degrees of strength.

See also: HTTP, HTTP proxy

Features of HTTPS Proxy:

  • Securing data transmission: HTTPS proxies encrypt the data exchanged between the client and the web server, protecting it from potential eavesdropping and unauthorized access.
  • Authentication and identity verification: HTTPS proxies use digital certificates to verify the identity of the web server, ensuring that the client is communicating with the intended server and not an impostor.
  • Inspecting HTTPS traffic: HTTPS proxies can be configured to inspect the contents of HTTPS traffic passing through them, allowing for the analysis and monitoring of data, as well as enforcing security policies.