Squid is a full-featured web proxy cache server application which provides proxy and cache services for Hyper Text Transport Protocol (HTTP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and other popular network protocols. Squid can implement caching and proxying of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) requests and caching of Domain Name Server (DNS) lookups, and perform transparent caching. Squid also supports a wide variety of caching protocols, such as Internet Cache Protocol (ICP), the Hyper Text Caching Protocol (HTCP), the Cache Array Routing Protocol (CARP), and the Web Cache Coordination Protocol (WCCP).
The Squid proxy cache server is an excellent solution to a variety of proxy and caching server needs, and scales from the branch office to enterprise level networks while providing extensive, granular access control mechanisms, and monitoring of critical parameters via the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). When selecting a computer system for use as a dedicated Squid caching proxy server for many users ensure it is configured with a large amount of physical memory as Squid maintains an in-memory cache for increased performance.
Why do we need Squid Proxy?
We already have a huge Internet traffic and your bandwidth is saturated
We are using more and more web services that heavy traffic demanding
Our users are complaining because Internet access is getting too slow
We need to keep control on what is happening on your Internet line
Squid is a free & open-source full featured web proxy cache server
Squid Proxy is a great value product with most advanced technologies that will rapidly and automatically save you significant part of your web traffic and improve your users' web experience.
Squid Proxy is completely flexible and scalable to meet your requirements.