Open Source Security: Reverse Proxies

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In this video, Shawn Powers covers various open-source tools that can be used to boost server security. He’ll demonstrate each step of setting up a web server using Nginx to install a reverse proxy server. Although powerful, there are advantages and limitations to what a reverse proxy can do; one of the latter is the lack of application-level security.

Reverse proxy servers can be powerful tools for boosting server-level security, but they aren’t a panacea. Application-level security is an area where proxy servers don’t play a security role. Shawn will discuss how reverse proxies work, what advantages they can provide, and what risks they permit. In this video, he’ll use Nginx to install a reverse proxy server and walk viewers through each step in the process. Although Nginx is the vehicle of choice here, it’s not the only reverse proxy tool. Multiple other options are available in both open source and commercial configurations, such as Apache and Microsoft. Regardless of which tool is selected, Shawn will walk through some of the high-level advantages of reverse proxies that all sysadmins can leverage.

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Since 30 years I work on Database Architecture and data migration protocols. I am also a consultant in Web content management solutions and medias protecting solutions. I am experienced web-developer with over 10 years developing PHP/MySQL, C#, VB.Net applications ranging from simple web sites to extensive web-based business applications. Besides my work, I like to work freelance only on some wordpress projects because it is relaxing and delightful CMS for me. When not working, I like to dance salsa and swing and to have fun with my little family.

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