Proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application) that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource available from a different server. The proxy server evaluates the request as a way to simplify and control their complexity. Also dedicate proxy server could emulate Windows proxy OS fingerprints and service would detect client as Windows workstation. Today, most proxies are web proxies, facilitating access to content on the World Wide Web.
An proxy server allows users to conceal their IP address while browsing the Web.