Data center Proxies are intermediate proxies which are not provided by the ISP rather they are provided by a third party corporation. They sit between a personal computer which acts as a client and a server network. Hence, they provide a high level of reliability, speed and anonymity to the client while accessing the server network, when compared to the normal proxy servers.
When the client visits a website, the data center replaces its IP credentials with its own proxy IP credentials.
The important features of good data center proxies are:
- High performance: The data center OS must be multi-threaded to provide high performance and efficiency.
- Dynamically refresh IP address: With the fluctuating demand and circumstances the data center must be able to refesh Proxy IP addresses dynamically as per requirement.
- Multiple IP allocation: Multiple IP addresses must be available for simultaneous authentication and usage.
- Multiple geographical locations: The data center should be geographically spread around the globe to increase diversity, reliability and data speed.
- Availability Of dedicated IP addresses: These IP address are specific to a client and not used by anyone else, hence they give a higher level of anonymity as compared to shared proxies.
- Multiple subnets: The proxy IP addresses must be divided into multiple subnets, so that if a subnet is detected and banned IPs in other subnets continue to function.
- Complete anonymity: All the client signature headers in the IP packets must be changed to ensure maximum anonymity.
The data center proxies have many important use cases:
- Ad Verification: The data center proxies allow you to check and verify if the ads displayed on your pages are genuine, thus you can block suspicious ads placed by hackers.
- Brand Protection: Using anonymous access from different to your brand pages, you can verify if there are no redirects to fake pages pretending to be your brand.
- Web Scraping: Nowadays, a popular way to to study and analyze your competitors is through web scraping. Using proxies with IP rotation, you can massively scrape the data from your competition web pages in a fast and anonymous manner.
- Market price monitoring: You need anonymously and automatically monitor the prices of your competition, so that you have a competitive advantage to keep your client coming back.
- E-mail Protection: Each day a significant number of e-mails arriving on the network of an organization have malwares or malicious attachments. Using proxy based e-mail solution, all the incoming e-mails are first checked by proxy servers for malicious content.