IPv4 Proxy is a services used to mask the original IP (Internet Protocol) address of an internet user by substituting it with a different address from the same subnet. Such services are mainly used for bypassing internet access control restrictions, anonymity, and privacy preservation purposes.
An IPv4 Proxy is commonly operated on the Internet as an intermediary, accepting requests from a client and forwarding them after the IP address is changed to another computer. IPv4 proxy services use various methods to hide the original IP address of a user, such as replacing it with addresses from the same subnet, or masking it through leveraging advanced technologies like NAT (Network Address Translation). The anonymized IP address is known as the proxy’s IP address, it is distinct from the user’s original IP and is used to mask the user’s real identity.
In addition to allowing users to hide their IP addresses, IPv4 Proxy services also provide additional features such as encrypted data transfers with end-to-end encryption, US protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS4/5 etc.), higher speeds, and private access.
IPv4 Proxy services require software to be installed on the user’s system to provide the proxy connection. The most commonly used software are VPNs (virtual private networks), web proxies, and email proxies.
IPv4 Proxy services provide users with the ability to access blocked websites and services that cannot be accessed by their own IP address, as well as increasing the level of privacy and security by masking their identity on the Internet.