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Proxy Server within or at the edge of the Private Network

When Proxy Server is placed at the edge of the private network.

When using a proxy server on the edge of each network segment, the overall network traffic on the internal network is reduced, because requests for similar content that have already been made by another user on the same segment, do not have to leave the local subnet.
Web object are cached for network segments within an organization to reduce private network traffic.

Web objects are cached for the entire organization.
Screened subnets are created within the private network, thereby protecting confidential data.

The private network is isolated from the public network, thereby protecting confidential data. Network packets can be exchanged between the private network segments and public network segments, such as between an Ethernet private network segment and an (ISDN) Integrated Services Digital Network public network segment.
Network packets can be exchanged between dissimilar network segments, such as between an Ethernet network segment and an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network segment