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proxy

1. a person authorized to act on behalf of someone else; agent
2. the authority, esp in the form of a document, given to a person to act on behalf of someone else
3. Computing short for proxy server

proxy

(networking)
A process that accepts requests for some service and passes them on to the real server. A proxy may run on dedicated hardware or may be purely software. It may transform the request in some way or provide some additional layer of functionality such as caching or remote access. A proxy may be intended to increase security, e.g. a web proxy that allows multiple clients inside an organisation to access the Internet through a single secure, shared connection.

proxy

To function as an agent who works on behalf of someone else or to perform a process that acts on behalf of another. See proxy server and ghost blog.
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Although proxy based application firewalls have been available for more than a decade, the application firewall industry is being reborn.
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A health-care proxy doesn't establish guidelines directly.
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Ramius urges all Phoenix stockholders to sign, date and return the WHITE proxy card by the February 14, 2007 deadline.
The shares of Endesa are represented through the book-entry system, as a consequence of which attendance, voting and proxy cards shall be issued and provided by the financial institutions participating in IBERCLEAR at which the shareholders have their shares deposited, without prejudice to the certificates of standing issued in accordance with the entries of the accounting ledger of the pertinent responsible or member institution.
Utilizing Proxy Aviation's SkyForce distributed management system, and a flight control system produced by Geneva Aerospace, SkyWatcher successfully performed several automatic take-offs and landings (ATOL), fully unmanned and autonomous, without user intervention from the ground control station.
Shareholders with questions regarding the Proxy Statement, as amended, may call The Altman Group toll free at 800-314-9816.
Information regarding the interests of such directors and executive officers is included in the preliminary proxy statement, and information concerning all of Sabre Holdings participants in the solicitation will be included in the definitive proxy statement relating to the proposed merger when it becomes available.