When using Proxy Server, your design decisions for an internet-connectivity solution must be based on the security requirements, the network configuration, the number of Internet-exposed resources,
and the number of geographically distributed locations for the organization. Proxy Server is an appropriate solution for Internet connectivity if:
- Internet and private network access is restricted on a user-by-user basis or on a resource-by-resource basis
- The private network is in a routed or non-routed environment
- A number of private network resources need to be shared with Internet-based users
- The private network encompasses multiple geographic locations
Proxy Server is an appropriate solution only if the private network is in a routed environment (True or False?).
False. The private network may be in either a routed or non-routed environment.
In the next lesson, you will learn the benefits of integrating Proxy Server with other networking services.
The most common solution that you will provide in your designs is found in Internet connectivity designs. In Internet connectivity designs, you connect private networks to the Internet.
Your primary concern in Internet connectivity designs is to provide Internet access for private network users and to give private network resources access to Internet users.
Typically, in Internet connectivity designs, the proxy server takes the place of a firewall. As a result, security is one of your primary concerns in Internet connectivity designs.