Proxy Server Detection and Blocking

Proxy server detection can acquire a user with online anonymity.  Anonymity is readily obtained online. Anyone can hide their identity using a proxy server, a virtual private network, Tor or other anonymity network. Moreover, such systems provide a useful service for many users.

However, they pose significant challenges for webmasters who need to control access to their websites.  Even to know their customers, and fight fraud.  Therefore, a webmaster can easily become overwhelmed by the hundreds of thousands of proxies online and the vectors for abuse they present.  Proxy server detection is a great help with these challenges.

Block Proxies

Common methods of blocking proxies include manual and automated solutions. Manually blocking proxies requires both an understanding of the many types of proxies in use on the Internet as well as an up-to-date list of proxy IP addresses. There are several websites that publish blacklists or blocklists, however, they may not be reliable or useful for a particular purpose.

Approximately 30% of proxy IP addresses change each day, making it difficult and time consuming to maintain a good blacklist or blocklist. Once you have a blacklist or blocklist, the next step is to insert it into a firewall or .htaccess file. The performance of a website can have a negative impact according to a blacklist or blocklist.

The best all-in-one solution to blocking proxies is BlockScript. BlockScript detects and blocks all proxies, anonymity networks, rogue bots and spiders, undesirable countries, and more. The BlockScript software automatically updates itself each day with its custom blacklist or blocklist data. Start your one week free trial today and let BlockScript protect your website from unwanted visitors.

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