A proxy server is a computer which handles requests from clients and directs them to other servers. An anonymous proxy (or anonymising server) scrubs client details from the requests that are passed out to other servers.
A survey from Bloxx has revealed that unrestricted internet access at educational institutions through the use of Anonymous Proxies remains very high with up to a week being required to detect and block the use of such proxies
Providing safe internet access to students at UK school was the priority for Bloxx with the delivery of Tru-View web filtering technology which enables the school to prevent pupils from circumventing filters with anonymous proxies
Bloxx is warning of the continued threat to internet browsing safety for school children as a result of the use of anonymous proxies, an activity that can be eliminated with the use of third-generation web filtering technology
Fears over the use by employees or students of anonymous proxies to bypass web filters can now be allayed by the use of Bloxx Tru-View software for content filtering which blocks access to anonymous proxies.