Proxy agent

The Contrast Security Proxy agent is application language and framework agnostic, similar to a WAF or Next Generation WAF. It provides runtime protection by analyzing HTTP request and response data at the web server level rather than the application level. The agent only supports Contrast Protect.

The Proxy agent provides runtime protection of HTTP ingress and egress traffic as it's processed by a web server. Commonly, a web server is running in reverse proxy mode, and the agent is transparent to the application behind the reverse proxy.

This enables the agent to Protect a variety of application technologies, such as PHP, Go, Perl, Groovy or any other language without a dedicated Contrast language agent. The agent is targeted to specific web server products and versions.

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