Free / Open Source HTTP proxy servers
- offers an HTTP proxy module
forwarding, non-caching, compressing HTTP proxy server. Its main feature is on-the-fly image and text (re)compression.
- a (mostly) HTTP/1.1-compliant proxy supporting IPv6, targeted for small groups of users; author attempted to make pipelined connection logic that "worked" in the real world with all the broken origin servers out there
- Pure-PERL HTTP proxy implementation
- its main purpose is to enable disconnected operation, and allows for content modification aimed to this purpose
- the main purpose of Varnish is high-performance HTTP reverse-proxying and content acceleration
- focus of the project is !ClamAV integration
- Linux / FreeBSD specific transparent proxy
- ICAP support is the main focus of this project. Its design limits its applicability to very small groups of users
- this project's focus is content adaptation for small-screen devices such as handlehds and PDAs
- this Java-based project focuses on allowing security auditing and content modification of web applications
- this non-caching proxy's purpose is to act an authentication scheme gateway between NTLM (server-side) and Basic (client-side) to enable non-NTLM-aware clients to authenticate against NTLM-only servers.
- despite the name, it's a reverse-proxy and load-balancer, meant for HTTP but also able to do TCP port-forwarding.
- Traffic Server is fast, scalable and extensible HTTP/1.1 compliant caching proxy server. Formerly a commercial product (created by Inktomi, later acquired by Yahoo!) is now an Apache Incubator Project.
- small yet quite powerful proxy for MS-Windows platforms, designed mainly for personal use
Commercial HTTP proxy offerings
Blue Coat Systems (previously named CacheFlow)
- offers a family of appliances
- software offering, combines HTTP proxy, port-forwarding engines, firewall and a kitchen sink. Now in blue.
- previously known as Sun ONE Web Proxy Server, previously known as Netscape Proxy Server
Cisco Wide Area Application Services (aka WAAS)
- is the umpteenth attempt by Cisco to provide transparent acceleration services for HTTP and non-HTTP traffic
- includes an HTTP/1.1 reverse-proxy
- runs on MS-Windows systems, its main purpose is to allow a small group of users to share a single network link
- despite the name, anonymity is an optional part of this software. HTTP(s) and Socks
name says it all
NetApp's NetCache product line was sold to BlueCoat Systems in 2006, and the product was discontinued
Free (as in beer) products
- runs on MS-Windows, aimed mainly at small groups, offers a wide range of connectivity options and protocols
Squid-based commercial products
See "Squid based products" on the main site.
- non-caching, filtering, flow-altering proxy
The Onion Router (aka TOR) (free)
Anonymity 4 Proxy (commercial)
- seemed to be mostly useful as an anonymizer