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Proxy Server Implementation

Uses bandwidth more efficiently
A proxy server uses your bandwidth more efficiently than having each workstation access the Internet directly. The proxy server caches frequently accessed files and delivers them to users who request the same resource.

Monitors Internet surfing
You can maintain a complete log of all websites accessed by your users and help prevent misuse because all web traffic is routed through the proxy server.

Blocks access to certain sites
Proxy servers can prevent access to certain sites, thus preventing misuse.

Netscape Suite Spot proxy server
ExR's proxy server of choice is Netscape's Suite Spot, which works reliably on a broad variety of platforms.