A proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers.
A Proxy Server is a server that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. A client connects to the proxy server requesting some service (such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource) available from a different server. The proxy server evaluates the request according to its filtering rules.
Proxies can be used by legitimate consumers as well as fraudsters alike. Software proxies can allow any user to select random IP addresses for specified zip codes or regions of their choosing. Fraudsters can utilize over-the-counter proxy server technologies or create custom applications designed to hide their true location from detection. It’s not uncommon for fraudsters to use schools, hospitals, airports or other anonymous locations as the focal point for their transactions.
The basic network types include:
N = Normal
O = Open Proxy (Free Wifi)
*A = Anonymous
*S = Satellite
*P = Prison
H = High School
L = Library
* These network types are considered most risky with regard to fraud.
Kount uses these definitions when evaluating the IP Addresses seen on your orders, and then associates the network type that has the most e-commerce risk to the Persona connected to the order.
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