Pound is an open source and light weight open source reverse proxy application.
Pound is a firewall that used as a web server load balancing solution. It is also called as a HTTP/HTTPS reverse-proxy and load balancer. It accepts the HTTP/HTTPS client’s requests and distributes it to several web servers. Here, the requests received by HTTPS are decrypted and passed to the back ends as plain HTTP. It requires three types of objects to function listeners, services and back ends.