Proxy servers and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are similar in that both increase anonymity and enable access to geo-content by effectively disguising a user's IP address behind the IP of a server. But they work in different ways.

Proxy (or open proxy) servers enable users to access the web through the server using a single application. Proxy servers do not devote any resources towards encrypting the traffic that passes through them - for this reason, they are generally cheaper and able to serve many more users than a VPN. But less encryption means less security, more users can mean slower performance and unreliability, and the fact that each application must access the server directly means only one activity can be "secured" at a time - for instance, if a user was playing a game and downloading music, only one of those things could be done through the proxy server.

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