Why are Proxy Server Important for Cyber security?

A proxy server is a system or router that acts as a connection point between users and the internet. It is a server that acts as a “intermediary” between end-users and the web pages they visit online. An IP address is used when a computer connects to the internet. This is similar to your home’s street address in that it directs incoming data and provides a return address for other devices to authenticate. A proxy server is essentially a computer on the internet with its own IP address.

 

 

 

Types of proxy server

 

 

 
•Residential Proxies  

 

 

Residential proxies provide access to geo-restricted content/websites that would otherwise be inaccessible if a location-specific IP address was not used. Residential proxies are ideal for users who need to validate the advertisements that appear on their website in order to block cookies, suspicious or unwanted advertisements from competitors or bad actors.

 

 

 
•Datacenter proxies  

 

 

Datacenter proxies are quick and provide unlimited bandwidth, high performance, and unrivalled uptime. Data centre proxies are not provided by an internet service provider (ISP), but rather by another corporation via a data centre. The proxy server is located in a physical data centre, and user requests are routed through it.

 

 

 
• Transparent Proxies  

 

 

These proxies do not conceal your true IP address and offer no additional security or privacy. Transparent proxies are commonly used for content filtering, for example, in schools or offices. Transparent proxies are ideal for businesses that want to use a proxy without making employees aware of it. It has the advantage of providing a consistent user experience. Transparent proxies, on the other hand, are more vulnerable to certain security threats, such as SYN-flood denial-of-service attacks.

 

 

 
• Anonymous Proxies  

 

 

An anonymous proxy is designed to make internet activity untraceable. It works by accessing the internet on the user’s behalf while concealing their identity and computer information. Instead of your real IP address, the proxy will provide a bogus one. Sites will still be able to determine whether you are using a proxy server; however, they will be unable to determine your true IP address.

 

 

 
• High Anonymity Proxies  

 

 

A high anonymity proxy is an anonymous proxy that goes beyond anonymity. It works by erasing your data before the proxy attempts to connect to the target site. All of the anonymity of an anonymous proxy, with the added privacy or concealment of the fact that you are using a proxy. The server is best suited for users who require complete anonymity, such as employees who do not want their activity to be traced back to the organization. On the other hand, some of them, particularly the free ones, are decoys set up to trick users into revealing personal information or data.

 

 

 
• Reverse Proxy  

 

 

In contrast to a forward proxy, which sits in front of clients, a reverse proxy sits in front of web servers and forwards browser requests to the web servers. It works by intercepting user requests at the web server’s network edge. It then sends requests to the origin server and receives responses from it. Reverse proxies are an excellent choice for popular websites that must balance the load of numerous incoming requests. They can assist an organization in reducing bandwidth load by acting as another web server that manages incoming requests.

 

 

 

Benefits of Proxy Servers in Cybersecurity

 

 

 
• Safeguarding Against Email Phishing  

 

 

Email phishing is a type of cybercrime in which emails are used to obtain information or to spread ransomware attacks. Organizations can use proxy servers to prevent this. Email protection proxies allow for seamless scraping, which checks emails for harmful content or links. This keeps malicious emails out of your inbox.
Datacenter one is the best proxy for this because it is fast and has a higher performance. Along with proxy, businesses should implement ransomware protection measures to keep these attacks at bay.

 

 

 

• Brand/Identity Theft Protection  

 

 

Identity theft is a serious crime that causes significant financial loss. Criminals who counterfeit original products with original brand names are one way for this crime to spread. Through online retailers, the counterfeiters market their goods as genuine.
The good news is that proxies can be used to identify fake goods. Even proxies offer access to data with geographic restrictions. Proxy service providers typically have a large pool of IP addresses for each proxy type. These pools include IP addresses from various geographical locations.

 

 

 

As a result, companies use proxy servers to access content intended for residents of specific countries. This, combined with the exceptional performance of datacenter proxies, assists brands in protecting themselves from identity theft.

 

 

 
• DDoS Safety  

 

 

A DDoS attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the operations of a website. An attacker typically sends a large number of requests – more than the server can handle – thus overwhelming it.
Firms should use a content delivery network (CDN), which is a type of proxy distributed across the network, to prevent this attack. The CDN would contain the same content as the website and would assist clients in accessing the content that is closest to them.
DDoS assaults can be mitigated by also using reverse proxies. This protects the server from attacks by storing frequently requested web pages in a cache for quick retrieval when needed. It is generated by configuring the server appropriately.

 

 

 
• Data breaches and Ransomware attacks prevention  

 

 

Data breaches are unavoidable and can be extremely expensive. Most firms today are doing everything they can to reduce the risks of a data breach. Proxy servers assist you in accomplishing this by adding an extra layer of security between your servers and outside traffic. Companies, on the other hand, can use web scraping to discover and shut down phishing sites using fast and powerful datacenter proxies.

 

 

 
• Malware Protection  

 

 

Companies can employ transparent proxies to block malware-infected websites. Users can connect to other secure websites using this form of proxy. Transparent proxies are so named because users may be unaware of their presence in a network.

 

 

 
Conclusion  

 

 

Using proxies increases the safety of any user or firm. You can protect yourself by using several sorts of Proxies. Amvion Managed Security Services practicing a proactive approach to Cyber Security Threats. We offer comprehensive cyber-security solutions based on a data-centric strategy to defend your data and network against security threats. We assist you with classifying sensitive data based on compliance, governing access to it, and monitoring user behavior.

 

 

 

Something too good to be true is probably a scam (Cyber Crime).

In terms of cybercrime, phishing remains one of the most effective methods. Essentially, phishing is when a bad actor poses as a trustworthy individual so that they can trick their victims into providing sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and financial information. While phishing attacks doubled in 2020, they continued to grow throughout 2021, with remote work posing a challenge for businesses to ensure their users stay safe. Currently, hackers are using increasingly sophisticated methods to trick employees into downloading malicious attachments or compromising sensitive data. These attacks are one of the most common and dangerous types of online crimes today, as they are able to target hundreds or thousands of people at once.

 

 

For example, Email Account Upgrade Scam. This scam can appear to be coming from a trusted email provider such as Microsoft or Google, or even your company’s IT department, threatening your account’s expiration unless action is taken immediately. From this email, it doesn’t appear to contain anything harmful. It doesn’t contain any obvious grammatical errors or elaborate requests, and the link itself would appear to direct the visitor to a safe “https” web page.

 

 

Such Non-intrusive monitoring and protection from Reputation, Financial & IP loss, is provided by Amvion Labs.

 

 

• Exhaustive scan of global phishing and spamming databases to cross-check potential compromises of customer’s domain/s

 

 

• Inspect if I-frames, malware, or Java Drive-bys could be downloaded to infect the machines of end users of websites or e-commerce portals through sandbox application

 

 

• Automated daily scan and report generation &Phishing complaints reporting system

 

 

• Anti-Viruses check for web portal infections by crawling through all known paths

 

 

• DNS Hijack Detection via cross checking with 450 odd DNS servers from across the world

 

 

• Monitoring of logo misuse by using 24×7 phishing feeds; image processing engine that incorporates machine learning; exploitation of certificate transparency logs (CTL) for comparison and monitoring.

 

 

Amvion Labs’ trains customers’ on how to spot phishing attacks as well as how to report phishing attacks as soon as they believe they have been targeted.

 

 

Amvion Labs’ continually prepares for Disaster & enables the Recovery Faster.

What is the Future of Cyber Security in India?

Do you know the future of cyber security in India will have a heavy focus on using AI.  Well, the automated systems are likely monitor, prevent and manage cyber attack in real time.

 

 

Indian companies are seeing a significant increase in the number of challenges they face in cyber security. Amid the shift to mass remote working, organizations have experienced a huge shift in cyber threats. According to sources, the majority of the reputed organizations in India were unprepared for the change. Only a few organizations adopted cyber security measures to support the remote working environment.

 

How the future of cyber security in India will look like?

 

With the growth of cyber crimes and data breaches, there is a requirement of new technologies. Since we live in an evolving world that is fueled up with advanced technologies like – Big Data, AI, ML, etc – there is a war between defenders and attackers. Companies need to migrate from traditional methods to protect their IT infrastructure from cyber attacks.

According to the report developed by Data Security Council of India, over half billion people in India are using internet. With the increase in number of internet users, cyber criminals have shifted their focus to India. There is a greater focus on pushing organizations into adopting minimal security  standards.

No doubt, emerging technologies are the future of cyber security in India. Here is how the advanced technologies and tools change the future of cyber security –

  • Attacks would be cheap and lucrative

Attacks would become cheaper and lucrative with bots doing most of the activities in finding vulnerabilities. According to a study, 30% of Indian companies will be victims of a cyber attack in the future. It security managers believe that their current defense systems are not sufficient enough to block the future cyber attacks.

 

 

 

  • Automated networks

Automated networks are likely to reduce the risk of cyber attacks. With automated scanning and monitoring of connected networks, one can report the animosities and deviations in real-time. The automatic updating of firewalls, endpoints, network, payloads and anti-viruses with the help of AI/ML can be a game-changer in preventing cyber attacks. In such a scenario, companies should look for advanced cyber security tools to prevent their digital assets from potential attack.

 

 

 

  • Block chain wave

Block chain is one of the popular cyber security technologies that are likely to grow tremendously in the coming years. The company can leverage a key infrastructure to authenticate the devices with the help of AI and keep the potential attacks at the bay. Organizations are likely to face a lot of phishing scams and hence they need to adopt smart cyber security techniques.

 

 

 

 

Bottom Line

 

 

In the future, companies are likely to create integrated capabilities to address and prevent cyber threats and reduce damage from cyber attacks by using a well-defined governance framework. Companies will need a comprehensive and unified IT security provider for creating cyber-defense network.

 

 

Looking at the digital trends, we see the cyber security as a growing concern in the coming years. Companies equip with better security tools and technologies to prevent major data breaches and cyber attacks.

 

 

If you have concerns about the IT security of your organization, get in touch with us at [email protected].