Zafepass Gateway / Proxy 

Part of the Zafepass Prevent & Protect platform is the gateways aka proxies. Zafepass support both SOCKS5 and Port Forward Dual Reverse, adding the Zafepass security first principles to mitigate the shortcomings of for instance 'encryption'. 

Combining SSH2 with SOCKS5, port reverse proxies, guard-rail micro-perimeter based security, as well as other functions like ephemeral connectivity, you create a robust defense-in-depth strategy against cyber-criminal activity. This approach ensures that communication is encrypted, access is tightly controlled, and network boundaries are enforced, significantly reducing the likelihood of successful attacks.

SOCKS5 Proxy: SOCKS5 is a protocol that routes network packets between a client and server through a proxy server. By using a SOCKS5 proxy, you can establish a secure connection between your local machine and a remote server, hiding your IP address and encrypting your traffic. This adds an extra layer of anonymity and security, making it more difficult for cyber-criminals to track or intercept your data.

Port Reverse Proxies: Port reverse proxies enable you to expose internal services securely to the internet without directly exposing the servers hosting those services. By configuring a port reverse proxy, you can selectively expose specific ports on your server while keeping others hidden. This reduces the attack surface and makes it harder for cyber-criminals to directly target your servers.

Guard-rail Micro-Perimeter Security: Guard-rail micro-perimeter security involves implementing fine-grained access controls and segmentation within your network infrastructure. By setting up guard-rails, you can enforce strict boundaries between different network segments and limit access to sensitive resources. This prevents unauthorized access and contains potential breaches, limiting the impact of cyber-criminal activity.