There are now several computer applications which you can use in protecting your IPS so that it cannot be easily hacked by malicious computer scammers and among these are the Proxy and the VPN Server. This safeguards all the essential information that are stored in your computer system every time you are connecting to a certain website in the internet. Although both Proxy and VPN Server are applications that safeguard the computer system, they have differences that made each other distinct from each other.
Proxy Server acts as intermediary every time the user hooks its computer to the internet. It acts as a go between the user computer and to the location or web that it is
going to connect. It is the one that processes the connection request to any website or to any files that you want to be connected to. The connection remains the user unknown to other server thus providing security to the client’s significant information. A proxy server can handle thousands of users. Proxy server is like a filter that can easily manipulate thousands of traffic in and out of your network and stay anonymous from other network. Furthermore proxy application can be used as censorship as well as malware protection. It encrypts traffic.
On the other hand VPN is another server that has an encryption that provides more protection to the user. It uses algorithms that provide more security to any network. The process that VPN server uses is called tunneling where any data that are stored in the computer system cannot be transferred to other network without additional costs in doing it. This can both work to both public and private network and still can avoid any interference from any third party. Maintaining the anonymity of the user can be more guaranteed with the VPN. This is more reliable to use in protecting the confidential data and ensuring that there will definitely no leakage will happen. Moreover VPN can easily access other networks compared to proxy. This Virtual Private Network can be used by any internet provider. This more expensive compared to proxy. However the user needs to a multiple VPNs in handing multiple users. Although VPN converts the network to massive Ethernet Cable no one can ever penetrate your system and pry to your private information.
Differences between the proxy server and the VPN server
Proxy can be taken as carriers, who help delivery your package to another person, VPN (Virtual Private Network) will be like the person’s office staff, who also helps you delivery your package to that person.Supposed that your colleague is more reliable than the carrier(for Data delivery by encrypting and creating a secure ‘tunnel’ between remote users and the VPN server)So, VPN is safer than Proxy.Above information that are discussed above are the differences between the proxy and the VPN server.