Proxies have uses in all sorts of situations. With the world becoming more and more connected through the internet, and more businesses are merging within it as well. Of course, with all of this connection, security is of huge importance to both the businesses, and the users. Businesses can use proxies to shield their company’s network during extensive usage, to avoid the millions, if not billions of malware and tracking software that can link to your IP address. When a large company uses heaps of data and go through information, chances of tracking or having your privacy invaded increases. Proxies can shield your identity from all of these intruders.
This also is an importance for a customer or someone just roaming the internet for their own personal uses. Internet business sometimes trace your IP and keep an eye on what you’re doing, what you’re buying, and may to try and advertise things for you to see in hopes you’ll buy their products. Some other people can trace you IP for more malicious purposes as well. That’s why a proxy can be used for security and with websites that you don’t want bombarding you with information and tracking you.