Once upon a time, proxies fulfilled a need traditional firewalls could not meet: visibility into web traffic starting with the categorization of HTTP, and later HTTPS, traffic. However, little to no emphasis was put on the vast number of applications utilizing other avenues of accessing corporate networks.
Proxy deployments today have outlived their usefulness and practicality. They have joined a long list of legacy security products that provide limited security capability against today’s advanced threats.
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[Palo Alto Networks Blog]