Protocol break, distribution and infrastructure hiding
As the single point of entry for all incoming and outgoing web application flows, the reverse proxy server operates a protocol break which provides a critical first level of protection against application-layer attacks. By inserting themselves into the Web traffic, the DenyAll products can confirm the validity of the connection attempts, hide the application infrastructure from the outside and intercept attacks targeting internal Web servers.
The benefits of a reverse proxy architecture are the following:
Compared to other architectures which do not perform a clean protocol break, the reverse proxy architecture delivers unparalleled security and scalability levels.