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Using the Reverse Proxy Service

Note: This topic applies to the Edinburgh Release.

Note: A Unified Threat Management serial is required to use the Reverse proxy service. For more information, contact your Smoothwall representative.

The Smoothwall System’s reverse proxy service enables you to control requests from the Internet and forward them to servers in an internal network. The reverse proxy service:

Provides the ability to route multiple HTTP and HTTPS sites to each of their own internal servers.
Provides the ability to publish Microsoft Exchange services such as Outlook Web Access (OWA) and Outlook Anywhere (previously RPC over HTTPS)
Monitors traffic passing through the reverse proxy
Increases server efficiency by SSL off-loading.
Improves web server security using intrusion prevention system (IPS).